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Nourishment - Matter and Spirit
Nourishment - Matter and Spirit

Author(s): Atanasia, monahia Văetişi
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Muzeul Ţăranului Român, Editura Martor
Keywords: nourishment; spirituality; religion; museology; symbolism; exhibition;

Summary/Abstract: In the village world (and not only) the encounter with nourishment can be seen as a natural, biological fact: a direct, immediate relationship between the peasant who tills the land and the land that yields its fruit an ensures his living. It is also a social and collective fact, a meal that establishes the connection between people, it puts family members together, favours an encounter with the stranger, with the traveller. It accompanies him and marks the most important life events: birth, wedding, death. Thirdly, it is a religious, liturgical fact: symbolically, within a certain cult, nourishment becomes offering, sacrifice, alms, Sacrament. Therefore, the problematics of nourishment and food can be read from a religious perspective.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 187-192
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English