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ETNOGRAFICHESKOE OBOZRENIE • 3-2017


Ryblova, M.A.
The Ritual Feast among the Don Cossacks: From the Everyday to the Sacred
[Obriadovaia trapeza donskikh kazakov: ot povsednevnosti k sakral'nomu]

Marina A. Ryblova | http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1451-2579 | ryblova@ mail.ru | Southern Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences (41 Chekhova Avenue, Rostov-on-Don, 344006, Russia)

Type of publication: Research Article

Keywords
Don Cossacks, cultural tradition, ritual food, everyday food, feast, meal, recoding of food

Abstract
The article explores the channels through which food is transferred from the realm of the everyday to the realm of the ritual. I examine folk vocabularies and terminologies used in designating various types of feasts and ritual meals in the culture of the Don Cossacks. The principal features that characterize the ritual meal are: the positioning at the juncture of temporal and spatial boundaries; strict regulation; interaction between the living and the dead in the partaking of the meal; and archaic manner of preparing and consuming food. Some of the features particular to the feasts and ritual meals in the Don area may be seen as stemming from the military status of the Cossack community.

Funding Information
This research was supported by the following institutions and grants:
Southern Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, 01201354248 [0256-2014-0012]

Citation (Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., Author-Date, article titles not enclosed in quotation marks)

Ryblova, M.A. 2017. Obriadovaia trapeza donskikh kazakov: ot povsednevnosti k sakral'nomu [The Ritual Feast among the Don Cossacks: From the Everyday to the Sacred]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 167-181

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Submitted 12.02.2016 | Accepted 24.11.2016

 


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