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Conflicts, religion and culture in tourism.

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The principle behind this book is to demonstrate to the reader the range of elements that come in to play when one considers themes such as conflict, religion and culture in relation to tourism. The book provides an assessment of the increasing linkages and interconnections between religious tourism and secular spaces on a global stage. The book is presented in three main parts. Part I is comprise...

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Chapter 8 (Page no: 82)

Claiming territory: the role of pilgrimage in the struggle for a re-Christianization of Sweden.

This chapter argues that the construction of pilgrimage trails carried out by the Church of Sweden has, perhaps unintended, consequences. The establishment of trails and the production of maps that mark Christian presence in the landscape can be seen as both a resistance to secularism and an adjustment to the new religious paradigm that characterizes Sweden in the 21th century: sacralization of the self and rituals that are directed more inward than outward, although in a theistic sense. It is argued that the establishment of these pilgrim trails might be considered as part of the struggle to re-Christianize Sweden and Swedish society.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism. Author(s): Raj, R. Griffin, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Consciousness in conflict. Author(s): Suleman, R. Qayum, B.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) Defamation of religion and freedom of speech. Author(s): Chowdhury, A. Raj, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 34) Imagining the contours of culture: is religious tourism a precondition for conflict? Author(s): Korstanje, M. Echarri Chavéz, M. Cisneros Mustelier, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 44) The essence of community cohesion through religious tolerance. Author(s): Raja, I. Raj, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 57) Religious tourism and pilgrimage in a non-religious country: the Czech Republic. Author(s): Rája, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 69) Pilgrimage, cultural landscape and tourism in the heritization of churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki. Author(s): Kawashima, T. D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 94) Cuba and its Christian roots: a case for understanding religious tourism. Author(s): Echarri Chavéz, M. Cisneros Mustelier, L. Korstanje, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 107) Visiting graves, tombs and shrines in Islamic Law. Author(s): Güney, N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 117) Religious spaces as discrete systems: the case of Ayodhya, India. Author(s): Sanjeev Singh Nayan Srivastava Karitikeya Sonker Manas Ranjan
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 130) Halal tourism: the case of Turkey. Author(s): Bİlİm, Y. Özer, Ö.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 144) Kosher tourism: a case study from Greece. Author(s): Moira, P. Mylonopoulos, D. Vasilopoulou, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 155) War and cultural heritage: the case of religious monuments. Author(s): Mylonopoulos, D. Moira, P. Kikilia, K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390646
  • Record Number
  • 20173291103