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Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism

Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism

CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series

Edited by R Raj, Leeds Beckett University, UK, K Griffin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

October 2017 / Hardback / 186 Pages / 9781786390646 £87.50 / €113.00 / $144.00
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Main Description

Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism highlights the role of religious tourism and pilgrimage as a tool for improving cultural relations. Helping to form culture and society worldwide, faith plays a vital part in cross-cultural conflict resolution and opening dialogue across peoples. This book shows how faith and activism can respond to the common challenges of peace making and coexistence both within and among the world's many traditions.

The book:
- contains diverse empirical research insights on aspects of religious traditions, conflicts and challenges;
- presents a range of contemporary case studies, across ancient, sacred and emerging tourist destinations as well as new forms of pilgrimage, faith systems and quasi-religious activities;
- provides a global perspective, including contributions from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism provides a timely assessment of the increasing linkages and interconnections between religious tourism and secular spaces on a global stage. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, it provides an invaluable resource for those studying and researching religion, tourism and cultural management.

  • 1: Introduction to Conflicts Religion and Culture in Tourism
  • Part I: Conflict, Religion, Culture and Tourism
  • 2: Consciousness in Conflict
  • 3: Defamation of Religion and Freedom of Speech
  • 4: Imagining the Contours of Culture: is Religious Tourism a Precondition for Conflict?
  • 5: The Essence of Community Cohesion through Religious Tolerance
  • Part II: (re)Claiming Space - Modern Reinstatements of Religion and Pilgrimage
  • 6: Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage in a Non-religious Country: the Czech Republic
  • 7: Pilgrimage, cultural landscape, and tourism in the heritagization of Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki
  • 8: Claiming territory: The role of pilgrimage in the struggle for a re-Christianisation of Sweden
  • 9: Cuba and Its Christian Roots: A Case for Understanding Religious Tourism
  • Part III: Understanding Other : Conflicts Challenges and Issues
  • 10: Visiting Graves, Tombs and Shrines in Islamic Law
  • 11: Religious Spaces as Discrete System: a case of Ayodhya, India
  • 12: Halal Tourism: The Case of Turkey
  • 13: Kosher Tourism. A Greek case study
  • 14: War and Cultural Heritage: The case of religious monuments
  • 15: Appendix - Discussion Points
Anyone interested in developing further research in cultural religious tourism, as well as culture and religion as tourism attractions, will find useful themes in this book. No other academic book in the subject area of tourism has been published on the speci?c topics on con?icts, religion, and culture. So this book is a welcomed addition to the literature on the potential of con?icts and religion to contribute to the development and management of cultural tourism. July 2018, Journal of Heritage Tourism