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Heritage tourism as secular pilgrimage


Heritage tourism as secular pilgrimage

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



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
Thesis Supervisor(s):Sawchuk, Kimberly A
ID Code:553
Deposited By: Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:12
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 15:15
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