Sacred Journeys: The Anthropology of Pilgrimage

Sacred Journeys: The Anthropology of Pilgrimage


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313278792
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/1992
Series: Contributions to the Study of Anthropology Series , #7
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

ALAN MORINIS received his doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University. He is the author of Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition (1984), co-editor, with N. Ross Crumrine, of Pilgrimage in Latin America (Greenwood Press, 1991), and co-editor, with Robert Stoddard, of a forthcoming book on the geography of pilgrimage.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Victor Turner


Introduction by Alan Morinis

Theoretical Issues

Methodological Issues in the Study of Pilgrimage by James J. Preston

Pilgrimage and Tourism: Convergence and Divergence by Erik Cohen

Case Studies


The Great Maharashtrian Pilgrimage: Pandharpur and Alandi by John M. Stanley

Velankanni Calling: Hindu Patterns of Pilgrimage at a Christian Shrine by Paul Younger

North America and the Caribbean

Persistent Peregrination: From Sun Dance to Catholic Pilgrimage among Canadian Prairie Indians by Alan Morinis

Pilgrimage and Heresy: The Transformation of Faith at a Shrine in Wisconsin by Peter W. Wood

Pilgrimage in the Caribbean: A Comparison of Cases from Haiti and Trinidad by Stephen D. Glazier

West Asia and Africa

Pilgrim Narratives of Jerusalem and the Holy Land: A Study of Ideological Distortion by Glenn Bowman

Pilgrimage and Its Influence on West African Islam by James Steel Thayer

Specialists in Miraculous Action: Some Shrines in Shiraz by Anne Betteridge

Southeast Asia and Pacific

Sanctification Overland: The Creation of a Thai Buddhist Pilgrimage Center by James B. Pruess

Mission to Waitangi: A Maori Pilgrimage by Karen Sinclair

Postscript by Colin Turnbull



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