In a Different Place offers a richly textured account of a modern pilgrimage, combining ethnographic detail, theory, and personal reflection. Visited by thousands of pilgrims yearly, the Church of the Madonna of the Annunciation on the Aegean island of Tinos is a site where different interests -- sacred and secular, local and national, personal and official -- all come together. Exploring the shrine and its surrounding town, Jill Dubisch shares her insights into the intersection of social, religious, and political life in Greece. Along the way she develops the idea of pilgrimage -- journeying away from home in search of the miraculous -- as a metaphor for anthropological fieldwork. This highly readable work offers us the opportunity to share one anthropologist's personal and professional journey and to see in a "different place" the inadequacy of such conventional anthropological categories as theory versus data, rationality versus emotion, and the observer versus the observed.
|Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
|Series:||Princeton Modern Greek Studies Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.37(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.07(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).