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This article examines the media coverage of food in the context of community-based end of life rituals and death meals that are increasingly being observed by those undergoing a medically assisted death (medical assistance in dying: MAID). I employ a reconstituted form of media analysis that aims to identify and unpack the socio-cultural themes, values, and assumptions that underpin these food events. These include the central frames of plenty, community/family, personality, comfort, and gender. My objective is to provoke a discussion about how media coverage acts as a site from which to understand the significance of food in the context of death, when death is desired, and how new avenues of research can be pursued therein.
Author(s): Sikka T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: European Journal of Food, Drink and Society
Online publication date: 17/12/2021
Acceptance date: 13/07/2021
Date deposited: 26/09/2021
Publisher: ARROW@TU Dublin
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