Un patrimoine culturel immatériel émergent : le Courir du Mardi Gras de Faquetaique, Louisiane

Authors: Benoit, Lucie
Advisor: Turgeon, Laurier
Abstract: This thesis examines how Cajuns are keeping the tradition of the “Courir du Mardi Gras” alive in a perspective of sustainable development of their heritage through the case study of the Courir of Faquetaique. After a presentation of the Cajun Mardi Gras, the Faquetaique run is put in context, as it detaches itself from other Courirs considered more touristic or commercial. Drawing from participant observations of the event and interviews with participants, this research analyzes the organization and some specific aspects of the Faquetaique run. Through the perspective of the criteria of a sustainable development of heritage proposed by the ICOMOS, in 2011, our analysis concludes that it is not so much the local and geographical character that defines, in the eyes of the participants, the Faquetaique run, but, rather, the “spirit of place” that takes place and the people, or community, by which it is performed. These actors show how they consciously develop this tradition by inscribing it into continuity.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2015
Open Access Date: 23 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/25930
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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