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The Non-Secular Pilgrimage

Walking and Looking in Ken Cockburn and Alec Finlay’s The Road North

Alice Tarbuck and Simone Kotva

In 1970, Wendell Berry described nature poetry as a ‘secular pilgrimage’. 1 While recognising the laic nature of much environmental wayfaring, the contemporary Scottish nature poet Alec Finlay (b. 1966) importantly observes that this

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Non “Religious” Knowing in Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites

Greek Cypriots’ “return” Pilgrimages to the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas (Cyprus)

Evgenia Mesaritou

Although pilgrimages are often directed toward what are conventionally seen as “religious” sites, religious and ritual forms of knowledge may not necessarily be the only, or even the most prominent, forms in their workings. Such types of knowledge

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Heritage Tourism and Neoliberal Pilgrimages

Smita Yadav

This special issue of Journeys revolves around global heritage sites and focuses on the many paradoxes of global pilgrimage in the current neoliberal era. In the case studies presented herein, heritage sites are considered to be sites of social

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‘Pilgrimage of the Poor’

Religious, Social and Political Dimensions of a Moroccan Local Pilgrimage

Kholoud Al-Ajarma

The Day of Arafah is the holiest day in the Islamic calendar, and refers to the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam. On the same day, hundreds of people also gather at sites in Morocco where they perform a ritual known

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Introduction

Knowledge, Ignorance, and Pilgrimage

Evgenia Mesaritou, Simon Coleman, and John Eade

The field of pilgrimage studies has greatly expanded in recent years, with scholarship being produced on “secular” pilgrimages ( Margry 2008 ), the political economy of pilgrimage ( Coleman and Eade 2018a ), the relationship of pilgrimage with

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Pilgrimage Guides to the Holy Land

Past and Present

Yvonne Friedman and Shulamit Furstenberg-Levi

“A successful pilgrimage depends completely on the guide … it is most effective to have only one guide accompanying a group.” —Padre Gianfranco Pinto Ostuni, director of the Delegazione di Terra Santa, 2016 To date, guiding, a significant aspect of

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The Labor of and Labor in Post-Medjugorje Slideshows

Marc Roscoe Loustau

Scholars in the field of pilgrimage studies have recently turned their attention toward rituals of return, the practices that pilgrims use to reintegrate themselves back into society after their journeys ( Dubisch 1996 ; Fedele 2012 ). In this

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Knowledge at a Distance, Authority, and the Pilgrim's Gaze—A Reflection

Jackie Feldman

transmitted, or the ignorance that can be overcome through pilgrimage. In the beginning was the event that bound together the sacrifier, the sacrificed, and the altar. The initial knowledge of the event is sanctified, maintained, and propagated through the

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Architectural Pilgrimage

Joshua Nash

Architectural pilgrimage is implicitly appreciated in architecture and design circles, especially by students who are encouraged to “travel to architecture,” with the focus on the Grand Tour as a means of architectural exploration. However, the expression has not been made explicit in the fields of architectural history, pilgrimage studies, tourism research, and mobility studies. I explore how pilgrimage to locations of modern architectural interest affects and informs pilgrims' and architects' conceptions of buildings and the pilgrimage journey itself. Drawing initially on a European architectural pilgrimage, the personal narrative highlights the importance of self-reflection and introspection when observing the built environment and the role of language in mediating processes of movement through and creation of architectural place-space.

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Liturgical Time in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Meditated, Measured and Manipulated

Alireza Mahdipour, Hossein Pirnajmuddin, and Pyeaam Abbasi

liturgy is the pilgrimage, which is a quest for the past, aptly used by Chaucer as his framework for the Tales . Apart from being a means of social and ideological order and hegemony, liturgies are means of observation and controlling of time in the