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Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Candi K. Cann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the dead body to the virtual body and from material memorials to virtual memorials, one thing is clear: the bodiless nature of memorialization of the dead across cultures. In postindustrial, ... More


Diasporic Address and Transnational Hebrew

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter examine Yosef Chaim Brenner’s Hebrew novel, Shekhol ve-khishalon (Breakdown and Bereavement). In the novel's fictional preface, the frame narrator, an emigrant on a boat from Port Said ... More


Starters: The Role of Food in Bereavement and Memorialization

Candi K. Cann (ed.)

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In modern society, food, life, and death have developed a rather precarious relationship with one another, as food consumption, class status, and notions of health are rapidly shifting, globalization ... More


The Eating Ritual in Korean Religiosity: Young San Jae for the Dead and for the Living

Jung Eun Sophia Park

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Jung Eun Sophia Park’s chapter examines the function of food in Korean funeral rituals and memorial festivities in Buddhism, Korean Catholicism, and memorial activities. Park gives the reader a rich ... More


Sweetening Death: Shifting Landscapes of the Role of Food in Grief and Mourning

Candi K. Cann

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

“Sweetening Death” presents a comparative analysis of the role of sugar and its transformation in funeral foods, remembrance rituals, documenting the ways the dead are perceived and understood as ... More


Funeral Food as Resurrection in the American South

Joshua Graham

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Joshua Graham writes on the role of funeral foods in the American South, examining how these foods function in helping Southerners come to terms with their grief, in light of theabsent deceased. He ... More


The Circle of Life: Memorializing and Sustaining Faith

Lacy K. Crocker and Gordon Fuller

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Lacy Crocker and Gordon Fuller’s chapter considers bagels as a symbol of the eternal return of life in the midst of death. Crocker and Fuller’s chapter focuses on the symbol of the eternal cycle of ... More


Moroccan Funeral Feasts

David Oualaalou

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

David Oualaalou discusses the role of couscous in emphasizing Moroccan identity and mourning the dead. Couscous, through its ordinariness, and because it is an everyday staple, underscores the role ... More


Alcohol Consumption, Transgression, and Death

Christa Shusko

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Christa Shusko’s chapter focuses on how alcohol-drinking rituals mimic the drinking of blood (really a “blood” punch) in male fraternity groups. Shusko’s chapter examines how the living face death ... More


Eating and Drinking with the Dead in South Africa

Radikobo Ntsimane

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Radikobo Ntsimane’s chapter is an examination of the intersection of food and death among the Tswana and Zulu peoples in South Africa, discussing the function of funerals in feeding the living, and ... More


Introduction

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The denial of death in contemporary American society can be found in bereavement policies, the reclassification of grief as a major depressive disorder, and the emerging popularity of grassroots ... More


Can Grief Really Be a Disorder?

Peter Zachar

in A Metaphysics of Psychopathology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027045
eISBN:
9780262322270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027045.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter explores the debate about eliminating the bereavement exclusion in the DSM-5. The public side of the debate (should grief be classified as a mental disorder?) was largely about the ... More


Art and Grief

Claudia Siebrecht

in The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women's Art of the First World War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656684
eISBN:
9780191744563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656684.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

German female artists depicted many examples and different variations of the female mourner that were generated by the traumatic confrontation with mass death and mass bereavement in war. Women's ... More


Conclusion: Defeat in the Balkan Wars and its Legacy

Eyal Ginio

in The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and their Aftermath

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190264031
eISBN:
9780190638498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264031.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The defeat in the Balkan Wars marked a time of deep soul-searching for the Ottoman elite. The vast Ottoman literature on the defeat displayed feelings of tremendous bereavement and loss. It also ... More


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