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Pilgrimage and Political Economy

Translating the Sacred

Edited by Simon Coleman and John Eade
Afterword by Dionigi Albera

206 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-942-4 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (July 2018)

eISBN 978-1-78533-943-1 eBook

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“This volume is an important new step within the field of pilgrimage studies, challenging Eurocentric (and Protestant-oriented) concepts of ‘pilgrimage’, ‘religion’, and the ‘sacred’ within the field of social sciences.” • Anna Niedźwiedź, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

“The book is a welcome addition to the anthropology of pilgrimage, and makes a good case for what the study of pilgrimage and its contexts can contribute to an understanding of broader social processes in the contemporary world. It covers a wide range of locales and religions, and, while focused on contemporary ethnography, also includes historical and philological reflections.” • Jackie Feldman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


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.

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).

Subject: Anthropology (General)Anthropology of ReligionPolitical and Economic Anthropology


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