Pilgrimage and Political Economy

Translating the Sacred

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Simon Coleman, John Eade
  • Brooklyn, NY: 
    Berghahn Books
    , July
     206 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Pilgrimage has always had a tendency to follow—and sometimes create—trade routes. This volume explores how wider factors behind transnational and global mobility have impacted on pilgrimage activity across the world, and examines the ways in which pilgrimage relates to migration, diaspora, and political cooperation or conflict across nation-states. Furthermore, it brings together case studies that explore forms of mobility where pilgrimage is juxtaposed, complements, or is in intimate association with other forms of movement.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Simon Coleman is Chancellor Jackman Professor at the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. His publications include Pilgrimage Past and Present in the World Religions (Harvard, 1995, with John Elsner), Pilgrim Voices: Authorship and Narrative in Christian Pilgrimage (Berghahn, 2003, edited with John Elsner) and “Guiding the Pilgrim” (Special Issue of Tourist Studies, 2015, edited with John Eade and Evgenia Mesaritou).

John Eade is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Roehampton, and Research Fellow at the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. His publications include Contesting the Sacred: The Anthropology of Christian Pilgrimage (Routledge, 1991, edited with M. Sallnow) and Reframing Pilgrimage (Routledge, 2004, edited with Simon Coleman)


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