“Death and All His Friends”: the Role of Identity, Ritual, and Disposition in the Consumption of Death

Jenna Drenten, John Carroll University, USA
Kent Drummond, University of Wyoming, USA
Terrance Gabel, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, USA
Christopher Hackley, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Sidney Levy, University of Arizona, USA
Jeffrey Podoshen, Franklin and Marshall College, USA
Dennis Rook, University of Southern California, USA
Katherine Sredl, University of Notre Dame, USA
Rungpaka Amy Tiwsakul, Durham University, UK
Ekant Veer, University of Canterbury, NZ
Consumption plays an important role in death rituals, identity formation of the dead, the dying and the living who remain, and the way in which people dispose of their assets and other possessions. This roundtable will bring together scholars interested in exploring the role of death--both physical and social--in consumption.
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Jenna Drenten, Kent Drummond, Terrance Gabel, Christopher Hackley, Sidney Levy, Jeffrey Podoshen, Dennis Rook, Katherine Sredl, Rungpaka Amy Tiwsakul, and Ekant Veer (2012) ,"“Death and All His Friends”: the Role of Identity, Ritual, and Disposition in the Consumption of Death", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1098-1099.