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Religious tourism and the environment.

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The purpose of this book is to examine the interrelationships between religion, tourism, and the environment. The 12 chapters included in this volume elaborate on some of the core aspects of a proposed theoretical model of the ecosystem of religious tourism that views 'the environment' of pilgrimage as a dynamic process shaped by the activities, forms of control, perceptions, and representations of the actors involved in the production of sacred sites. Some chapters focus on the environment as a resource or generator for religious tourism, while other chapters discuss the environment as a recipient of impacts of religious tourism.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The environmental impacts of religious tourism. Author(s): Shinde, K. A. Ols, D. H.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Pilgrimage, religious tourism, biodiversity, and natural sacred sites. Author(s): Olsen, D. H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 42) Managing the environment in religious tourism destinations: a conceptual model. Author(s): Shinde, K. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 60) Human sanctuaries can be created everywhere: pilgrimage, tourism, and conservation in Vrindavan, India. Author(s): Nash, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 70) The Beyul: Sherpa perspectives on landscapes characteristics and tourism development in Khumbu (Everest), Nepal. Author(s): Nepal, S. K. Mu Yang La PoHsin
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 83) Religious tourism and environmental conservation in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, World Heritage Site, Nepal. Author(s): Lafortune-Bernard, A. Suwal, R. N. Weise, K. Coningham, R. A. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 95) Interreligious dialogue: trees, stones, water, and interfaith ritual experiences in Lebanon. Author(s): Farra-Haddad, N.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 105) Mimicking mountains: Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família and the mountain of Montserrat. Author(s): Garcia-Fuentes, J. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 116) Disease- and health-related issues at mass religious gatherings. Author(s): Olsen, D. H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 133) The natural environment and waste management at the Hajj. Author(s): Qurashi, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) The effects of natural disasters on religious tourism sites: earthquakes in the spiritual heart of Italy. Author(s): Giovine, M. di Ascione, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 162) Religion, the environment, and sacred places: lessons learned and future directions. Author(s): Olsen, D. H. Shinde, K. A.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789241600
  • Record Number
  • 20203439932