Pilgrimage in Popular Culture

  • Ian Reader
  • Tony Walter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Ian Reader
      Pages 1-25
  3. Three Modern Pilgrimages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Marion Bowman
      Pages 29-62
    3. Tony Walter
      Pages 63-91
  4. Classic Pilgrimages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ian Reader
      Pages 107-136
  5. Pilgrimage, Identity and Belonging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. John B. Allcock
      Pages 157-178
    3. Richard West Sellars, Tony Walter
      Pages 179-200
    4. Grace Davie
      Pages 201-219
    5. Ian Reader
      Pages 220-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-250

About this book


Specially commissioned studies of popular pilgrimages - East and West, past and present, religious and 'secular - ranging from Shikoku (Japan), to Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Kosovo (Yugoslavia), Glastonbury, Anfield (UK), Flanders fields, Graceland and military pilgrimages in the USA. The book asks in what ways all these can be called pilgrimages and what their relation is to tourism and to entertainment, highlighting the enduring popularity not only of pilgrimage but also of saints and heroes.


culture identity USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Reader
    • 1
  • Tony Walter
  1. 1.Scottish Centre for Japanese StudiesUniversity of StirlingUK

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