Most cultures include one or several carnivalesque events in their ritual calendars. This is evident in pagan European festivities as much as in African, Asian, and American festivals. Since the 1970s and the gradual convergence between anthropology, cultural history, and sociology through the frame of ‘carnival studies,’ there has been much debate about whether carnival is a liberating social ritual.
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