Food for All Souls:the Functional Importance of Food in Día De Los Muertos Celebrations in Mexico

Wixom, Tarra (2011) Food for All Souls:the Functional Importance of Food in Día De Los Muertos Celebrations in Mexico. [Abstract]

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Abstract

Día de los Muertos is a celebration rich in tradition, especially those surrounding food, the most important resource to society. By examining Día de los Muertos celebrations and the foods utilized form an important part of the celebrations it is possible to learn how the ceremony benefits individuals as well as the relationships individuals have to the supernatural world. More importantly, however, it is possible to gain an understanding of how social power works in Mexico by looking at how food is distributed and utilized to maintain the functioning of society at Día de los Muertos celebrations.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 6th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food, Día De Los Muertos, Celebration, Mexico, Food & Culture, Mexico-- Social Life & Customs, Social Aspects, Food Habits, Food Consumption, Cooking, Culture, Holidays, Festivals, Religion & Culture
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Anthropology
NBS Symposium
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 08:41
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 08:41
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/381


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