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By Peter Jan Margry

The smooth pilgrimage—to websites starting from Graceland to the veterans’ annual experience to to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Jim Morrison’s Paris grave—is intertwined with man’s existential uncertainties within the face of a swiftly altering global. In a weather that reproduces the non secular quest in doubtless secular areas, it’s now not transparent precisely what the time period pilgrimage infers—and Shrines and Pilgrimage within the glossy World opinions our notions of the secular and the sacred, whereas commenting at the smooth media’s multiplication of pictures that renders the fashionable pilgrimage a quest with no an item. utilizing new ethnographical and theoretical methods, this quantity deals a shocking new imaginative and prescient at the non-secularity of the “secular” pilgrimage.
"This publication may be absolute to stoke our highbrow hearth and warmth up the dialogue over the hugely charged subject of secular pilgrimage.”—Simon Bronner, Penn kingdom University

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