John Nunley, Judith Bettelheim, Barbara A Bridges
Hardcover, 1988, 220 pages
Publisher: University of Washington Press
This is a 218 page softcover book w/ color photographs. A map and glossary are included. Although there are photos from New Orleans, Toronto, New York, etc., the focus is primarily on the festivals (e.g., Carnaval and Jonkonnu) as found in the Caribbean. There is a lot of text and photos detailing everything from the ancient history all the way up to some very modern expressions of carnaval. Many extraordinary photos of costumed paraders.
A great book on the carnival traditions of the Caribbean. Many of the leading scholars in this field are drawn together in this comprehensive study of carnival cultures. Highly recommended to students of anthropology, art history, theater, or ethnomusicology.