ISBN-10:
0691029679
ISBN-13:
9780691029672
Pub. Date:
05/21/1995
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
In a Different Place: Pilgrimage, Gender, and Politics at a Greek Island Shrine / Edition 1

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

by Jill Dubisch

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ISBN-13: 9780691029672
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/21/1995
Series: Princeton Modern Greek Studies , #11
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jill Dubisch is Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona State University. She is the editor of Gender and Power in Rural Greece (Princeton).

Table of Contents

List of Platesxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
A Note on Transliterationxv
Chapter 1Introduction3
Chapter 2The Pilgrim and the Anthropologist20
Chapter 3The Anthropological Study of Pilgrimage34
Chapter 4Observing Pilgrimage: Churches, Icons, and the Devil49
Chapter 5Pilgrimage Observed: The Journey and the Vow76
Chapter 6The Observer Observed101
Chapter 7An Island in Space, an Island In Time120
Chapter 8Writing the Story/History of the Church: The Panayia and the Nun134
Chapter 9Of Nations and Foreigners, Miracles and Texts156
Chapter 10Women, Performance, and Pilgrimage: Beyond Honor and Shame193
Chapter 11The Virgin Mary and the Body Politic229
Chapter 12Epilogue: In a Different Place250
Notes259
References Cited287
Index309

What People are Saying About This

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

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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