CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series Series

Pilgrimage in Practice

Narration, Reclamation and Healing

October 2018
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    31st October 2018
  • ISBN 9781786395009
  • Language English
  • Pages 186 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.6"
  • Images color photos
May 2018
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  • Published
    29th May 2018
  • ISBN 9781786394996
  • Language English
  • Pages 186 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.6"
  • Images color photos

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.

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

Ian S. McIntosh

Ian S. McIntosh is an Adjunct Professor in Anthropology in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana (IUPUI). He is also the Director of International Partnerships at IUPUI, and the Associate Director of the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis. He is a co-founder of Past Masters International, and the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail.

E. Moore Quinn

E. Moore Quinn has been working in pilgrimage studies for many years, having participated in several of them in Ireland, Canada, and the United States. Interested in social justice pilgrimage in particular, she has written about the re-sacralization of certain global sites. Quinn co-hosted with Ian McIntosh the first two global "Sacred Journeys" conferences at Oxford University (2014-2015); it was there that she refined her holistic perspective on the subject. Thereafter, Quinn served in several co-editorial positions, including Pilgrimage in Practice: Narration, Reclamation and Healing (CABI 2018) and "What is Pilgrimage?," a special issue published in the Journal of International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IJRTP) in 2018. Quinn served as guest editor (with Diane Austin) for the journal Practicing Anthropology in 2007; she also guest-edited Irish Studies Review (ISR) in 2010 and 2015.

Vivienne Keely

Vivienne Keely is an historian. She spent many years in Sydney, Australia, where she lectured in history at the Roman Catholic Institute of Sydney and St Andrew's Greek Orthodox College and was Director of Post-Graduate Studies at the Sydney College of Divinity. Vivienne was active in inter-religious dialogue, in particular Christian-Muslim dialogue. She is currently a resident of Dublin, her native city.