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Author Esman, Marjorie R.

Title Henderson, Louisiana : cultural adaptation in a Cajun community / by Marjorie R. Esman
Published New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, [1985]
©1985

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Description xv, 137 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Case studies in cultural anthropology
Case studies in cultural anthropology.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Foreword vii -- Acknowledgments xi -- List of Illustrations xv -- 1. Introduction 1 -- 2. History and Background 5 -- History of the Cajuns 5 -- Contemporary Cajun Identity 9 -- Henderson: "The End of the Road" 10 -- 3. "The Town that Crawfish Built" 17 -- Development of the Crawfish Industry 18 -- Crawfish Ponds 20 -- The Crawfish Industry 22 -- 4. Restaurants 31 -- The Restaurants 31 -- Restaurant Clientele 32 -- The Restaurant Business 34 -- Restaurants and Tourists 35 -- Restaurants and the Economy 36 -- 5. Family Life, Sex Roles, and the Perpetuation of Cajun Culture 39 -- Residence Patterns and Household Composition 40 -- Kinship Obligations and Cooperation 43 -- Family Cycle 45 -- Sex Roles 48 -- The Perpetuation of Cajun Culture 51 -- 6. Social Life 55 -- Basic Social Interactions 55 -- Organization and Associations 58 -- Religion and Church Groups 60 -- Whites, Blacks, and Vietnamese 66 -- -- -- -- 7. Politics 71 -- Politics and Government 72 -- Political Organization of the Community 73 -- Political Alliances and Obligations 75 -- Political Issues and Campaigns 79 -- Politics and Ethnic Identity 84 -- 8. Making a Living 89 -- Attitudes Toward Work 89 -- Employment in Henderson 93 -- Small Businesses 96 -- Other Economic Activities 98 -- 9. Play and Other Leisure Activities 103 -- "Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler" 104 -- Going Out 106 -- Fundraisers and Benefits 108 -- Derivation of the Good Times Spirit 109 -- Fishing, Hunting, and Other Hobbies 111 -- 10. Henderson and the Outside 117 -- Relations with Neighboring Communities 117 -- Tourists and Other Visitors 119 -- Outsiders and Henderson's Self-image 125 -- 11. Conclusion: Culture Change and the Survival of -- Ethnic Identity 127 -- References 133 -- Index 135
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 133-134
Subject Cajuns -- Louisiana -- Henderson -- Social conditions.
Tourism -- Louisiana -- Henderson.
Henderson (La.) -- Social conditions.
Henderson (La.) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 85005510
ISBN 0030028485 (paperback)