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Heritage tourism as secular pilgrimage

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Heritage tourism as secular pilgrimage

De Freitas, Jennifer (1998) Heritage tourism as secular pilgrimage. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis sets out to improve our understanding of heritage tourism by articulating this type of tourism with what is known about pilgrimage as a social process. A critical discussion of Victor Turner's contribution to the field of pilgrimage studies establishes a theoretical frame for this discussion. The longstanding relationship between pilgrimage and religion is stripped away, redrawing pilgrimage as a multi-levelled social process. The historical and discursive connections between heritage tourism and pilgrimage are established. The exploration of the problematic that heritage tourism is a form of secular pilgrimage ends with an instrumental case study of The Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park. The spatial and interpretive strategies of the park are discussed as a social drama, using Kenneth Burke's Pentad as an analytical tool.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:De Freitas, Jennifer
Pagination:vi, 111 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Dept. of Communication Studies
Date:1998
Thesis Supervisor(s):Sawchuk, Kimberly A
ID Code:553
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:12
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:15
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