Tag: Carnival

Flat Tuesday

foodanthro , February 16th, 2021

Leah Chase Float House, New Orleans, 2/15/2021. Photo: David Beriss David Beriss Today is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, and it is usually the occasion for the big blow…


Jubilation During Trying Times: Carnival in Guinea-Bissau

Dawn Starin , February 5th, 2016

~ an essay with photos ~ For decades, the small West African country of Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by coups, misrule, political instability and non-existent infrastructures. It is often describe…

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King Cake!

foodanthro , January 8th, 2016

King cake, New Orleans style David Beriss University of New Orleans I ate three pieces of cake on Wednesday. All in the name of research, of course. I…


Social media as hyper-visibility

Jolynna Sinanan , May 7th, 2015

Image courtesy of Kris A, Creative Commons   After an intensive few months of hiding away finishing our books (and neglecting this blog), we have come back together…

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Fleeting friendships and community for Carnival

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , February 15th, 2015

The institutionalisation of atomistic individualism over the need and necessity of social groups and relations – seen through Carnival It has become impossible today to describe the …

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