In a Different Place: Pilgrimage, Gender, and Politics at a Greek Island Shrine / Edition 1

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"In this book we get not one pilgrimage but three: that of the believer seeking to be granted or to commemorate a miracle, that of the anthropologist departing from the more straightforward channels of structure-functionalism to follow the windings and rewindings of postmodernist reflexivity, and that of a sufferer, a woman, and a scholar arriving at the synthesis of her suffering, her sex, and her scholarship. In A Different Place is built upon a metaphorical foundation of exceptional power and vividness and of exceptional heuristic value."—James Faubion, Rice University

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American Anthropologist
Dubisch covers a great amount of material in a scholarly and emotionally powerful fashion. Her book is an important addition to the works of earlier female anthropologists.... I only hope anthropologists do not overlook the heuristic importance of Dubisch's book, a book that will be instructive for years to come.
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"Dubisch covers a great amount of material in a scholarly and emotionally powerful fashion. Her book is an important addition to the works of earlier female anthropologists.... I only hope anthropologists do not overlook the heuristic importance of Dubisch's book, a book that will be instructive for years to come."—American Anthropologist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691029672
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Series: Princeton Modern Greek Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 The Pilgrim and the Anthropologist 20
Ch. 3 The Anthropological Study of Pilgrimage 34
Ch. 4 Observing Pilgrimage: Churches, Icons, and the Devil 49
Ch. 5 Pilgrimage Observed: The Journey and the Vow 76
Ch. 6 The Observer Observed 101
Ch. 7 An Island in Space, an Island In Time 120
Ch. 8 Writing the Story/History of the Church: The Panayia and the Nun 134
Ch. 9 Of Nations and Foreigners, Miracles and Texts 156
Ch. 10 Women, Performance, and Pilgrimage: Beyond Honor and Shame 193
Ch. 11 The Virgin Mary and the Body Politic 229
Ch. 12 Epilogue: In a Different Place 250
Notes 259
References Cited 287
Index 309
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