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Author Gotham, Kevin Fox.

Title Authentic New Orleans : tourism, culture, and race in the Big Easy / Kevin Fox Gotham.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2007.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  HT325 .G68 2007    Available  ---
Description xiii, 281 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-269) and index.
Contents Introduction : authentic New Orleans -- Processions and parades : Carnival krewes and the development of modern Mardi Gras -- "Of incomprehensible magnitude and bewildering variety" : the 1884 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition -- Authenticity in black and white : the rise of tourism in the twentieth century -- Boosting the Big Easy : New Orleans goes global -- From a culture of tourism to a touristic culture : the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition and the holy trinity of New Orleans tourism -- A repertoire of authenticity : contested space and transformation of the French Quarter -- "The greatest free show on earth" : intimations and antinomies of commodification and Carnival -- Conclusion : the future of New Orleans.
Subject City promotion -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Tourism -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Culture and tourism -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Carnival -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Exhibitions -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
New Orleans (La.) -- History.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780814731864 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780814731857 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814731856 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814731864 (pbk. : alk. paper)