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Title Shrines and pilgrimage in the modern world : new itineraries into the sacred / edited by Peter Jan Margry.

Publication Info. [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (362 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Secular pilgimage : a contradiction in terms? / Peter Jan Margry -- I. The political realm. The anti-mafia movement as religion? : the pilgrimage to Falcone's tree / Deborah Puccio-Den -- "I'm not religious, but Tito is a god" : Tito, Kumrovec, and the new pilgrims / Marijana Belaj -- Patriotism and religion : pilgrimages to Soekarno's grave / Huub de Jonge -- II. The musical realm. Rock and roll pilgrims : reflections on ritual, religiosity, and race at Graceland / Erika Doss -- The pilgrimage to Jim Morrison's grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery : the social construction of sacred space / Peter Jan Margry -- The Apostle of Love : the cultus of Jimmy Zámbó in post-socialist Hungary / István Povedák -- III. The sports realm. Pre's rock : pilgrimage, ritual, and runners' traditions at the roadside shrine to Steve Prefontaine / Daniel Wojcik -- IV. The realm of life, spirituality and death. Going with the flow : contemporary pilgrimage in Glastonbury / Marion Bowman -- The pilgrimage to the "cancer forest" on the "Trees for Life Day" in Flevoland / Paul Post -- Sites of memory, sites of sorrow : an American veterans' motorcycle pilgrimage / Jill Dubisch.
Summary This book affirms, from an anthropological perspective, humans enduring need for pilgrimage, also in the modern world.
Subject Pilgrims and pilgrimages.
Religion and beliefs.
Religion: general.
Comparative religion.
Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages. (OCoLC)fst01064066
Shrines. (OCoLC)fst01117849
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Added Author Margry, P. J. (Peter Jan)
Other Form: Print version: Shrines and pilgrimage in the modern world. [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008 9789089640116 9089640118 (DLC) 2008464757 (OCoLC)225875926
ISBN 9789048502240 (electronic bk.)
9048502241 (electronic bk.)
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