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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122211694306 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Contesting The Sacred: The Anthropology of Christian Pilgrimage, Edited by John Eade and Michael J. Sallnow. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 159 pages. Publisher: University of Illinois Press; (2000). Whether a pilgrimage centers around a place, a visionary individual, or a text, it brings widely diverse individuals and their beliefs, doctrines, and expectations into contact with each other. Focusing on Christian pilgrimage, this important collection assesses the qualities and power of pilgrimage shrines as sites for accommodating various, often competing, meanings and practices, both among pilgrims and between shrine custodians and devotees. Contributors discuss the highly organized shrine at Lourdes and also the shrine at San Giovanni Rotondo in Sangiovannesi, Italy, where conflicting interests among townspeople and pilgrims have crystallized around the life and the remains, respectively, of a holy man. Another contributor looks at the competing images of Jerusalem among Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Christian Zionist pilgrims. Other essays discuss the unique attributes of shrines in Sri Lanka and Peru. A major advance in understanding the complexity of pilgrimage, “Contesting the Sacred” provides valuable insight into the process of exchange between human beings and the divine that gives pilgrimage its central rationale. John Eade's new introduction considers the impact of globalization and tourism on pilgrimage cults and sites. CONDITION: New, never read. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Co-Author John Eade is a professor of anthropology and sociology at the University of Surrey Roehampton, London. Co-Author (and late) Michael J. Sallnow was a senior lecturer in social anthropology at the London School of Economics. Inspired to set a new agenda for the study of pilgrimage, John Eade and Michael J. Sallnow published the first version of this book in 1991 with the aim of capturing “Christian pilgrimage in a variety of historical moments and cultural conjunctions”. The book succeeds in presenting the complexity of pilgrimage as a phenomenon that exists in contradictions (i.e., as a competing arena for religious and secular discourses or a simultaneous push toward consensus and separateness). By focusing on Christian (and predominantly European) pilgrimage, the editors address what they see as a lacuna in the pilgrimage literature, which has mostly focused on non-Western phenomena. The introduction provides a theoretical overview of pilgrimage, including such concepts as Turnerian communitas, the sacred centre, modalities of the sacred, and corporeal suffering. In the 2000 edition, Eade’s new introduction also considers and applies to pilgrimage discourse subsequent developments in the scholarship on gender, tourism, and the textual representation of culture. The first two chapters concern the shrine of Lourdes in France. In Chapter three, the focus turns away from pilgrims, turning instead on the “locals” who live at San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy, at the site of the shrine of Padre Pio. Jerusalem as “a multitude of holy cities” is examined in the fourth chapter, given its various imaginings by different Christianities. A chapter on Catholic pilgrimage in Sri Lanka explores the privileging of the holy person over the holy place as a pilgrim’s destination. The final chapter is a treatment of pilgrimage in the Andes. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: A classic in the anthropological study of pilgrimage. This stimulating volume offers an innovative anthropological framework for this central religious institution. A short review cannot do justice to the ethnographic richness of this volume. It stands as an important contribution to the growing body of anthropological literature on Christianity and Catholicism. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: This work undertakes a re-think of earlier anthropological studies of Christian pilgrimage, for example, “Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture”. The book explores the limitations of the Turnerian perspective within the context of recent debates and developments in anthropology and sociology. It’s exceptional, erudite, informative. A valuable contribution to religious anthropology. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish

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