Pilgrimage in Popular Culture

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Ian Reader, Tony Walter
Springer, Jul 27, 2016 - Social Science - 250 pages
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 relation is to tourism and to entertainment, highlighting the enduring popularity not only of pilgrimage but also of saints and heroes.
 

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Contents

THREE MODERN PILGRIMAGES
26
War Grave Pilgrimage
63
Elvis Presley
92
CLASSIC PILGRIMAGES
106
Conclusions
130
The Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
137
PILGRIMAGE IDENTITY
155
Heroes Martyrs
179
Pilgrimage
201
Ian Reader
220
CONVENTIONS
240
Index
247
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