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Pilgrimage in Popular Culture - Ian Reader

Pilgrimage in Popular Culture

By: Ian Reader (Editor), Tony Walter (Editor)

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  • Paperback View Product Published: 9th December 1992

Specially commissioned studies of popular pilgrimages - East and West, past and present, religious and secular - ranging from Shikoku (Japan) to Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Kosovo (Yugoslavia), Glastonbury, Anfield (UK), Flanders Fields, Graceland, and military pilgrimages in the USA). The book asks in what ways all these can be called pilgrimages and what their relations is to tourism and to entertainment, highlighting the enduring popularity not only of pilgrimage, but also of saints of heroes.

Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; I.Reader - PART 1: THREE MODERN PILGRIMAGES - Drawn to Glastonbury; M.Bowman - War Grave Pilgrimage; T.Walter - His Truth Goes Marching On: Elvis Presley and the Pilgrimage to Graceland; C.King - PART 2: CLASSIC PILGRIMAGES - Dead to the World: Pilgrims in Shikoku; I.Reader - The Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Medieval Europe; M.Costen - PART 3: PILGRIMAGE, IDENTITY AND BELONGING - Kosovo: The Heavenly and the Earthly Crown; J.Allcock - From Custer to Kent State: Heroes, Martyrs and the Evolution of Popular Shrines in the USA; R.Sellars & T.Walter - You'll Never Walk Alone: The Anfield Pilgrimage; G.Davie - Conclusions; I.Reader - Index

ISBN: 9780333563182
ISBN-10: 0333563182
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 8th December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 3