Re-materialising the religious tourism experience: a post-human perspective

Terzidou, Matina ORCID: (2020) Re-materialising the religious tourism experience: a post-human perspective. Annals of Tourism Research, 83 , 102924. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0160-7383 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.annals.2020.102924)

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Using ethnographic research into Christian Orthodox religious tourists’ performances in Tinos, Greece, this paper traces the complex pathways of human and material entanglement in creating religious experiences. While religions stage material performances by ascribing sign and use value to objects, affect through doing allows for different modes of understanding and performance, in which the material nature plays an essential role. This paper contributes in recognising the importance of materials’ thingness in the religious experience, allowing for alternative performances and expressions of belief. Understanding the way materials can enable or even overshadow the sense of religiousness is important for the successful management of the spatial distribution of objects in religious sites.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 29806
Notes on copyright: © 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
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Depositing User: Matina Terzidou
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 08:16
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 02:42

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