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Pilgrims: Values And Identities
Edited by: Darius Liutikas, Lithuanian Social Research Centre
December 2020 | Hardback | 288 Pages | 9781789245653
November 2020 | ePDF 9781789245660 | ePub 9781789245677
£97.40 | €117.85 | $138.40
£97.40 | €117.85 | $138.40
DescriptionValues-rich journeys can be described as pilgrimage, spiritual travel, personal heritage tourism, holistic tourism, and valuistic journeys. There are many motivations for undertaking these journeys; the most important being personal values, life experience, personal and social identity, lifestyle, social and cultural influence.
This book presents contributions that address pilgrim motivation, identity and values as they are shaped by the broader sociological, psychological, cultural and environmental perspectives. The focus of the book is the travellers themselves and their inner world through the lens of their pilgrimage. The research presented focuses on the typology of pilgrim journeys as ways in which identity and values are presented to a post-modern consumer society, providing interesting and challenging perspectives on the identity of pilgrims in the 21st century. The book:
- Provides a framework for understanding the impact of values and identity on the motivation and behaviour of contemporary pilgrims.
- Presents a comprehensive review of the latest research, a collection of case studies and models of practical applications.
- Discusses the perceptions of tourism and pilgrimage in the age of value transformations and identity challenges.
Table of contents
- 1: Introduction: Motivation of The Pilgrimage Journey
- Part I: Uncovering the Identity of Pilgrims
- 2: Expression of Identities in Pilgrim Journeys
- 3: The Connection Between Liminal Places and Hospitality in Manifesting Pilgrim Values and Identity
- 4: Changes in Motivations for Journeys to Death Spaces: The Case of Thanatourism
- 5: Pilgrims as Strangers
- Part II: On the Way to Santiago De Compostela
- 6: The Timeline of the Way of St. James. Motivations and Impacts of the Pilgrimage on Personal Lives
- 7: The Multiple Views on the Values and Identity of the Pilgrimage to Santiago
- 8: Commensality, Communitas, and Contestation on the Camino Frances: Making Pilgrims Through Meals
- 9: Identity, Social Practices and Values of The Pilgrims in The Portuguese Inner Way to Santiago De Compostela
- Part III: Pilgrims Values and Identities in Different Regions
- 10: Pilgrimage and Tourism in Japan: Shift in Values and Motivation
- 11: New Narratives in Valuistic Travel and Identity: Goshuin Culture and Religious Mobility in Contemporary Japan
- 12: Contemporary Perspectives of Hindu Pilgrimage in India: The Experiential Exposition
- 13: Modern Full-Sensory Experiences and Pilgrimage Fulfilment in Malta’s Ancient Temples
- 14: New Forms of Pilgrimage: World Youth Day Rio 2013.
- 15: Pilgrimage Traditions to Sacred Sites of Modern Central Asia
- 16: Pilgrimage Tourism to Palestine: The ‘Come and See’ Initiative in Palestine
- 17: Tourists vs Pilgrims: Dichotomy of Visits to Auschwitz Birkenau
- 18: Tracking to a Pilgrim’s Beat: Insights from a Sabbatical Journey
- Part IV: Looking to The Future
- 19: Contemporary Perspectives of Pilgrimage
- 20: Conclusions. Pilgrimage During and After Pandemic Crisis
ReadershipSuitable for researchers and students of religious tourism, pilgrimage, identity tourism, as well as related subjects such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, theology, history and cultural studies
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Since 2009, Dr. Darius Liutikas has been a senior scientific researcher at the Lithuanian Social Research Centre (Vilnius). Research interests include modern and traditional pilgrimage, sociology of tourism, anthropology of tourism, various forms of mobility, cultural tourism, sacred places and sacred spaces, and the geography of religions. Darius Liutikas accomplished PhD studies in 2008 at Vilnius University. PhD thesis: „Traditional and modern pilgrimage as expression of values and identity in Lithuanian society“. The author’s monograph about the manifestation of values and identity in the journeys was published in 2009 (in the Lithuanian language). He received the Grant for the Best Youth Scientist of Lithuania in the humanitarian and social fields in 2010 (Order No. 23 of 1 June 2010 of the Presidium of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences). Since 2008, he has published more than 30 articles in Lithuanian and international academic journals. He has prepared and published 5 books (3 in the Lithuanian language and 2 in English). He participated in more than 40 international scientific conferences as a guest speaker or speaker. In 2013, he received the best paper award at the International Conference on Religious Tourism and Tolerance in Konya, Turkey. Darius Liutikas is member of the editorial boards of the journal Creativity Studies (member of the editorial board since 2014), International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (member of the editorial board since 2015), International Journal of Research in Sociology and Anthropology (member of the editorial board since 2015). He is the chairman of the Community of Lithuanian Pilgrims (www.piligrimai.lt). He has initiated and coordinated different projects on pilgrimage and religious tourism. He has been the project coordinator of various books, as well as the project coordinator on the DVD Pilgrimage Places in Lithuania (In 2012, 55 min. in Lithuanian language. Subtitles in English, Polish and Italian), and the project coordinator for the biennial show-contest of Lithuanian woodsmen sculptures Saints and Pilgrims (since 2009).
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