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By Dallen Timothy, Daniel Olsen

Religion and spirituality are nonetheless one of the most typical motivations for trip - many significant tourism locations have constructed principally due to their connections to sacred humans, locations and occasions. offering a accomplished evaluate of the first matters and ideas regarding this intersection of tourism and faith, this revealing publication offers a balanced dialogue of either the theoretical and utilized matters that vacation spot planners, spiritual companies, students, and tourism provider services needs to care for on an everyday basis.

Bringing together a special record of participants, this quantity takes an international process and comprises enormous empirical instances from Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, New Ageism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and the religious philosophies of East Asia. On a conceptual point, it considers, among different topics:

  • contested heritage
  • the pilgrim-tourist dichotomy
  • secularization of pilgrimage experiences
  • religious humanism
  • educational facets of non secular tourism
  • commodification of non secular icons and services.

A bright selection of essays, this remarkable ebook discusses many vital practices, paradigms, and difficulties which are presently being tested and debated. It increases an array of vital and engaging questions and as such is a precious source for college kids, students and researchers of tourism, faith and cultural studies.

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In other words, place gains its meaningfulness and retains its importance in narratives, a fact that Michel de Certeau (1984: 115) draws attention to when he notes regarding stories that “every day, they traverse and organize places; they select and link them together; they make sentences and itineraries out of them. ” These spatial trajectories are evident, for example, in the images of Manhattan’s skyline. Certainly, the narration of the human experiences of the place reveals Manhattan’s most profound significance.

Sacred for the religious, aestheticized and commodified for the tourists, these places contribute decisively to the social affiliations and personal identities of those who enter their precincts. References Adler, J. T. ) Travel Culture: Essays on What Makes Us Go, Westport, CT: Praeger. F. (1980) Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico, Austin: University of Texas Press. The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi (1987) (J. ), Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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