A member of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club marches down St. Charles Avenue during a Mardi Gras parade on March 5th, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Flouting both gender and race rules at New Orleans' famous street festival.
In this 'Wonks Gone Wild,' researchers say the hierarchical role-playing in Mardi Gras parades gave way to a free marketplace for beads, which included 'negotiated transactions.'
In this edition of 'Wonks Gone Wild,' researchers find that men overrated, and women underrated, the likelihood that they would participate in sexual activities with a new partner at Mardi Gras.
In this edition of 'Wonks Gone Wild,' a researcher spends 500 hours at Mardi Gras celebrations to learn what makes revelers participate in deviant behavior.
In this edition of 'Wonks Gone Wild,' one researcher finds an answer to the Mardi Gras question: How do I get someone to throw me some beads?