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Dying to eat : cross-cultural perspectives on food, death, and the afterlife

Author: Candi K Cann
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Food has played a major role in funerary and memorial practices since the dawn of the human race. In the ancient Roman world, for example, it was common practice to build channels from the tops of graves into the crypts themselves, and mourners would regularly pour offerings of food and drink into these conduits to nourish the dead while they waited for the afterlife. Funeral cookies wrapped with printed prayers and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Candi K Cann
ISBN: 9780813174716 0813174716 9780813174709 0813174708
OCLC Number: 1007134294
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Starters: the role of food in bereavement and memorialization --
Chinese ancestral worship: food to sustain, transform, and heal the dead and the living --
The eating ritual in Korean religiosity: Young San Jae for the dead and for the living --
Sweetening death: shifting landscapes of the role of food in grief and mourning --
Funeral food as resurrection in the American South --
The circle of life: memorializing and sustaining faith --
Moroccan funeral feasts --
Alcohol consumption, transgression, and death --
Eating and drinking with the dead in South Africa.
Responsibility: edited by Candi K. Cann.

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Dying to Eat is the first interdisciplinary book to examine the role of food in death, bereavement, and the afterlife.  Read more...

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