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Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Candi K. Cann

Abstract

In Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife, Candi K. Cann examines the role of food in dying, death, bereavement, and the afterlife. The coeditors seek to illuminate on the intersection of food and death in various cultures as well as fill an overlooked scholarly niche. Dying to Eat offers a multi-cultural perspective from contributors examining Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Latin American, European, Middle Eastern and American rituals and customs surrounding death and food. The contributors discuss a wide array of topics, including the role of death in the Isl ... More

Keywords: Foodways, Religion, Afterlife, Mourning, Rituals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813174693
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Candi K. Cann, editor
Baylor University

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Contents

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Part 1 Dining with the Dead

3 Sweetening Death

Candi K. Cann

Part 2 Eating After: Food and Drink in Bereavement and Remembrance

5 The Circle of Life

Lacy K. Crocker and Gordon Fuller

6 Moroccan Funeral Feasts

David Oualaalou