Performing the "Post-Secular" in Santiago de Compostela
2016 (English)In: Annals of Tourism Research, ISSN 0160-7383, E-ISSN 1873-7722, Vol. 57, 18-30 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Current debates on and theorizations of (post)secularism lack sustained discussions of the role of pilgrimage tourism, spiritual journeys and sacred places. This article is a theoretically informed and empirically based study that explores contemporary pilgrimage tourism as an arena where ‘post-secular’ praxis and discourse fuse. It identifies the multiple ways in which the ‘post-secular’ is performed through pilgrimage tourism, viz. construction of identities, journeys of becoming and performativity as instances of mobile place making. Contemporary pilgrimage tourism to Santiago de Compostela is polyvalent. Pilgrimages cannot be read off as unambiguously religious, secular or post-secular. Pilgrimage tourism spaces are open-ended such that place identity and meaning are being continuously reworked.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 57, 18-30 p.
Post-secular; Plcae; Performativity; Santiago de Compostela;Pilgrimage; Polyvalent mobilities
Research subject Human Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38909DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.11.001ISI: 000372685200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38909DiVA: diva2:884079