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Carne Vale (Goodbye to Flesh?): Caribbean Carnival, Notions of the Flesh and Christian Ambivalence about the Body

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Perkins,Anna (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2011-12
ISBN:
1095-5143
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Trinidad and Tobago, Women, Carnivals and festivals, Religion, Human body, Christianity, African cultural survivals, Sexuality, Lent, Incarnation
Notes:
Discusses the popular notions of sexuality that lay behind the women's bodily displays during Trinidad Carnival, the iconic Carnival experience in the region, and contrasts these to some Christian notions of the body and sexuality, which see the body ('the flesh') and sexuality, as problematic even sinful.