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Cover for Religious spaces as discrete systems: the case of Ayodhya, India.

This chapter explores the pilgrimage site of Ram Janambhumi in Ayodhya (India) through a timeline that extends from before a particular conflict to after the conflict, and investigates the socio-spatial phenomena in the context of their respective social, political and economic conditions. This...

Author(s)
Sanjeev Singh; Nayan Srivastava; Karitikeya Sonker; Manas Ranjan
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390646)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for To own the sacred, to control the people: a case study of the MahāBodhi Temple Complex in Bodhgayā, India.

This chapter uses the Mahābodhi Temple complex, which is both a Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site, as an example to illustrate the inextricable interrelatedness between a sacred place and identity politics. It also highlights how the religious attention and gaze on historic structures and events...

Author(s)
Joshi, N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392343)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Continuity from local cult to 'accepted' ritual.

This chapter analyses the cult of the Madonna of Alno in Canzano, a rural town in the province of Teramo, Abruzzo (Italy), through an interpretation inspired by European religious ethnology and the anthropology of Christianity. An historical examination of this local cult reveals the complexity of...

Author(s)
Spitilli, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392527)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cuba and its Christian roots: a case for understanding religious tourism.

This chapter discusses the potential for Cuba, despite decades of tension and conflict with the Catholic Church, as a destination for religious tourism. The chapter explores not only the limitations and dichotomies of authenticity but also the roots of religion, tourism and politics. While social...

Author(s)
Echarri Chavéz, M.; Cisneros Mustelier, L.; Korstanje, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390646)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Christianity - Christian pilgrimage to sacred sites in the Holy Land: a Swedish perspective.

This chapter takes a past and present perspective on Swedish Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The discussion commences with an exploration of Jerusalem's special place as a sacred connection between heaven and earth. Before the popularization of travel, Christians in Sweden used ...

Author(s)
Gunner, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647388)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Politics, policy and the practice of religious tourism.

After analysing the values and principles that drive the protagonists of religious tourism today, this chapter focuses in particular on the people of various religious faiths who undertake journeys for reasons of a religious, spiritual, speculative or cultural nature. It also considers the...

Author(s)
Trono, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645230)
Type
Book chapter