Book

Cajun country

University Press of MississippiJackson, Miss. • Published In 1991 • Pages: xxiv, 256

By: Ancelet, Barry Jean, Edwards, Jay Dearborn, Pitre, Glen.

Abstract
This book provides a broad ethnographic survey of traditional Cajun culture, based on the five volume report entitled 'The Cajuns, Their History and Culture,' published in 1987. The work begins with an historical discussion of the founding and development of Acadia (now Nova Scotia), and of French Louisiana in the seventeenth century. This is followed by chapters describing other ethnic groups who mixed with the Acadian exiles and became Cajuns. An overview of traditional Acadian folklife is presented as background for further discussion on more specific and contemporary issues. Topics included in this work are: family, religion, folk-medicine, folk-law, architecture, foodways, music and musical instruments, games, and oral literary traditions. The conclusion synthesizes the material presented in the various chapters in the book, followed by a bibliographical essay listing the major works used in this study (pp. xviii-xxiv).
Subjects
History and culture change
Total culture
Food preparation
Diet
Structures
Settlement patterns
Family
Games
Art
Sickness
Ritual
Ecclesiastical organization
culture
Cajuns
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
North America
Sub Region
Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist, Indigene, Geographer-4,5
Analyst
John Beierle, 1993
Coverage Date
variable
Coverage Place
Louisiana, United States
Notes
Barry Jean Ancelet, Jay D. Edwards, and Glen Pitre ; with additional material by Carl Brasseaux, … [et al.]
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-249) and index
LCCN
90028931
LCSH
Cajuns