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Tourism, Religion and Spiritual Journeys - Dallen J. Timothy

Tourism, Religion and Spiritual Journeys

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Religion and spirituality are still among the most common motivations for travel - many major tourism destinations have developed largely as a result of their connections to sacred people, places and events. Providing a comprehensive assessment of the primary issues and concepts related to this intersection of tourism and religion, this revealing book gives a balanced discussion of both the theoretical and applied subjects that destination planners, religious organizations, scholars, and tourism service providers must deal with on a daily basis. Bringing together a distinguished list of contributors, this volume takes a global approach and incorporates substantial empirical cases from Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, New Ageism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and the spiritual philosophies of East Asia. On a conceptual level, it considers, amongst other topics: contested heritage, the pilgrim-tourist dichotomy, secularization of pilgrimage experiences, religious humanism, educational aspects of religious tourism, and commodification of religious icons and services.

1. Tourism and Religious Journeys --- Part I. Concepts, concerns and management issues. 2. Sacred Spaces and Tourist Places -- 3. Religious and Secular Pilgrimage -- 4. Paradigms of Travel -- 5. Travel and Journeying on the Sea of Faith -- 6. Religious Tourism as an Educational Experience -- 7. Empty Bottles at Sacred Sites -- 8. Management Issues for Religious Heritage Attractions --- Part II. Religious traditions and tourism. 9. Tourism and the Spiritual Philosophies of the 'Orient' -- 10. Nature Religion, Self Spirituality and New Age Tourism -- 11. Global Jewish Tourism -- 12. Buddhism, Tourism and the Middle Way -- 13. Tourism and Islam -- 14. Pilgrimage in Sikh Tradition -- 15. Pilgrimage in Hinduism -- 16. Sacred Places and Tourism in the Roman Catholic Tradition -- 17. Tourism and Informal Pilgrimage among the Latter-Day Saints -- 18. Conclusion: whither religioud tourism?

ISBN: 9780203001073
ISBN-10: 9781134257560
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 22nd June 2005