Pilgrimage in Practice
Narration, Reclamation and Healing

Paper: 978 1 78639 500 9 / $65.00
Due: December 2018  

Cloth: 978 1 78639 499 6 / $160.00
Published: May 2018  

Publisher: CABI
186 pp., 6 3/4" x 9 3/5"
color photos

Series: CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series
Pilgrimage in Practice: Narration, Reclamation and Healing provides an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. It reveals many aspects of the practice of pilgrimage, from its nationalistic facets to its effect on economic development; from the impact of the internet to questions of globalization; from pilgrimage as protest to pilgrimage as creative expression in such media as film, art and literature.

- Contests the very definitions of pilgrimage and challenges its paradigms.
- Provides multiple perspectives on the subject to give a rounded and comprehensive review.
- Covers past and present definitions of the sacred journey, the telling of stories, and historical injustices and their remedies through pilgrimage.

Perhaps best understood as a form of heritage tourism or tourism with a conscience, pilgrimage (as with touristic travel) contains a measure of transformation that is often deep and enduring, making it a fascinating area of study. Reviewing social justice in the context of pilgrimage and featuring a diverse collection of interdisciplinary voices from across the globe, this book is a rich collection of papers for researchers of pilgrimage and religious and heritage tourism.

Table of Contents:
Part I: Grounding Pilgrimage
1: The Experience of Medieval Pilgrims on the Route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Evidence from the Twelfth Century Pilgrim’s Guide
2: Pilgrimage: A Distinctive Practice
3: Meshworks, Entanglements and Presencing Absence: Pilgrimages, Eastern Free State-style

Part II: Narrating Pilgrimage
4: Pilgrim Writers in Dialogue
5: Medieval Pilgrims in Modern Times: Buñuel’s The Milky Way
6: Richard Burton: Disguise as Journey to the Self and Beyond

Part III: Reclaiming Pilgrimage
7: Children’s Processions to Glasnevin: Contestation, Education, Recreation
8: ‘Non-Sacred’ No More: The Pilgrimage Path Crucán na bPáiste and the Re-valuation of Irish Cultural Practices
9: Spain’s Mystical Adventure: Walking in the Footsteps of Teresa of Ávila

Part IV: Healing and Reconciling through Pilgrimage
10: Dreaming of Al-Quds (Jerusalem): Pilgrimage and Visioning
11: The Future Generations Ride of the Lakota Sioux
12: Pilgrimage and the Challenging of a Canadian Foundational Myth

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