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Title On the road to being there : studies in pilgrimage and tourism in late modernity / edited by William H. Swatos, Jr
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 332 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Religion and the social order ; v. 12
Religion and the social order ; v. 12. 1061-5210
Contents For Charles and for England / William H. Swatos -- Journeys to the Goddess / Kathryn Rountree -- The view from the edge / Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak -- Labyrinth as Heterotopia / Lori Beaman -- Spiritual tourism / Cristina Rocha -- Desert pilgrimage / Lee Gilmore -- The politics of pilgrimage / Jennifer Selby -- Religious tourism in Japan / Michael K. Roemer -- Julilee 2000 / Roberto Cipriani -- The new pilgrimage-return to tradition of adaptation to modernity / Martin Geoffroy and Jean-Guy Vaillancourt -- Place and pilgrimage, real and imagined / Lutz Kaelber -- Pilgrims, seekers and history buffs / Sarah Bill Schott
Summary This volume consists of a collection of twelve empirical studies that address theoretical and practical issues relating to pilgrimage and tourism activities in late modernity. As a contribution to the "Religion and Social Order" series sponsored by the Association for the Sociology of Religion, these studies are particularly directed to assessing both the role of religion in the pilgrimage/tourism nexus and the ways in which religious expressions have changed as a result of the technological and social changes of late modernity that affect human behavior in a more general sense. The chapters address neo-pagan pilgrimage tours to ancient pagan temples, travels to spiritual healers, the development of historical sites by American religious movements of nineteenth-century origin, labyrinths, pilgrimages that emphasize walking a journey rather than visiting buildings, virtual pilgrimage, the Roman Jubilee of 2000, Kyto's Gion Festival, and similar topics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Pilgrims and pilgrimages.
Tourism -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
Author Swatos, William H., Jr., 1946-
LC no. 2006047544
ISBN 1281399469
9047409825 (electronic bk.)
9789047409823 (electronic bk.)