Trinidad Carnival has come under greater scrutiny from local and international scholars in recent years (Burton 1997; Cowley 1996; Hill 1993; Riggio 1998b; Rohlehr 1990). However, most of the research takes a historical, ethnographic, anthropological and/or sociological perspective. In addition, by and large, the unit of analysis has been that of the nation-state of Trinidad and Tobago. Consequently, few analysts have looked at Trinidad Carnival within the framework of the globalization of culture.