Religious Tourism: Analytical Routes through Multiple Meanings

This text proposes a conceptual discussion and a preliminary analysis of a specific situation. In a Brazilian town, a monument representing a Catholic saint has been proposed as a project of ‘religious tourism'. Some of the literature on this subject is examined in order to delineate a perspect...

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Published in:Religion and society
Main Author: Giumbelli, Emerson A. 1970-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2018]
In:Religion and society
Year: 2018, Volume: 9, Issue: 1, Pages: 24-38
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Visintainer, Paulina, Female saint 1865-1942 / Monument / Imbituba / Pilgrimage / Spiritual tourism / Tourismusmarketing
Further subjects:B Pilgrimage
B Public Space
B Brazil
B Catholicism
B Religious Tourism
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:This text proposes a conceptual discussion and a preliminary analysis of a specific situation. In a Brazilian town, a monument representing a Catholic saint has been proposed as a project of ‘religious tourism'. Some of the literature on this subject is examined in order to delineate a perspective that, instead of pointing out its contradictions or ambiguities, allows us to follow the encounters between religion and tourism in their multiple possibilities and meanings. The Brazilian monument is analyzed in order to demonstrate how three different visions converge on it: that of the state, that of the Catholic Church, and that of a group of ‘pilgrims'. In considering these perspectives, the goal is to understand how the various concepts relate to practices of tourism that offer structure and frameworks to promote religious and secular projects.
ISSN:2150-9301
Contains:Enthalten in: Religion and society
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.3167/arrs.2018.090103