Spiritual Tourism: Travel and Religious Practice in Western Society

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ISBN-13:
9781441150448
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.11.2011
Seiten:
256
Autor:
Alex Norman
Gewicht:
543 g
Format:
241x159x27 mm
Serie:
4, Continuum Advances in Religiou
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

1. Introduction; Part I: Finding Spiritual Tourism in the Field; 2. India: The Spiritual Marketplace; 3. The Camino de Santiago: The Spiritual Workplace; Part II: Theories of Travel and Spirituality; 4. Tourism in Popular Culture and History; 5. Theories of Leisured Travel; 6. Contemporary Spirituality; Part III: Understanding Spiritual Tourism in Context; 7. India in the Mind of the Spiritual Tourist; 8. The Camino de Santiago in the Mind of the Spiritual Tourist; 9. Reading Spiritual Tourism; Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Investigates spiritual tourism - tourism characterised by an intentional search for spiritual benefit - from a contemporary religious studies perspective. This title provides an important opportunity to comment on the role of tourism in contemporary conceptions of spirituality and spiritual practice in Western society.