I N D E X
Abshire, Nathan, 134, 136–39, 158; in J’ai
Été au Bal, 143
Acadians: and exile, 10–11, 14, 25, 42, 69–
70
Acadian Village, 74, 106, 108, 181 n.1
Action Cadienne. See Richard, Zachary
Against the Wind. See Richard, Zachary
Alco√, Linda, 26, 35
Allain, Mathé, 180 nn.22, 23
‘‘Allons à Lafayette,’’ 91
Americanization of Cajuns, 11, 15
Ancelet, Barry Jean, 22, 25–26, 35, 40–41,
51–52, 57, 64–65, 101, 106, 135, 138, 140,
159, 176 n.3, 178 n.9, 184 n.14, 185
nn.25, 27; and authenticity, 149; in J’ai
Été au Bal, 89, 142; and stereotypes of
Cajuns, 82
Angers, Trent, 88
Ardoin, Amédé, 134, 136, 190 n.8; in Cajun
Country, 146; in J’ai Été au Bal, 142;
influence on Cajun music, 146
Ardoin, Bois Sec, 165, 171 n.4; in J’ai Été au
Bal, 142
Arena: defined, 169 n.1
The Ark, 115, 187 n.4
Assimilation: cultural, 174 n.22
Austin City Limits, 30, 186 n.3
Authenticity, 173 nn.18–20; and Cajun
dance arena, 2–3; and Cajun music ori-
gins, 135–36; and Cajun music reper-
toire, 140–41; and constructing identity,
26–27; construction of, 153–57; defined,
24; Michael Doucet on, 99; and
(geo)graphies, 48, 51; and globality and
locality, 87; in documentaries, 147; in
Southern Comfort, 80–81; linguistic, 85;
as order words, 166–67; and perfor-
mance, 32–33; and purity, 27, 33–34; and
research, 23–24; role of dance in The Big
Easy, 84–87; search for, 21; and social
practices, 133; as strategy, 29–30; and
toponyms, 44; and tourism, 24–25; and
tradition, 76–77; and Horace Trahan,
149
Avoyelles parish, 178 n.12
Babb, David, 41
Bakhtin, M. M., 98
Bal de maison, 15; defined, 171 n.3; in The
Big Easy, 81–88; in Southern Comfort,
80–81
Balfa, Christine, 7, 112, 149, 161–65
Balfa, Dewey, 16, 40, 52, 59, 89, 150, 171
n.4, 176 n.2; in The Big Easy, 81–85; in
J’ai Été au Bal, 143; in Southern Comfort,
80; and tradition, 148
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