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The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism

ISBN 9780367191955
Published July 30, 2021 by Routledge
504 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism provides a robust and comprehensive state-of-the-art review of the literature in this growing sub-field of tourism.

This handbook is split into five distinct sections. The first section covers past and present debates regarding definitions, theories, and concepts related to religious and spiritual tourism. Subsequent sections focus on the supply and demand aspects of religious and spiritual tourism markets, and examine issues related to the management side of these markets around the world. Areas under examination include religious theme parks, the UNESCO branding of religious heritage, gender and performance, popular culture, pilgrimage, environmental impacts, and fear and terrorism, among many others. The final section explores emerging and future directions in religious and spiritual tourism, and proposes an agenda for further research.

Interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content, this will be essential reading for all students, researchers, and academics interested in Tourism, Religion, Cultural Studies, and Heritage Studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Investigating the intersections between religion, spiritualty, and tourism

Daniel H. Olsen and Dallen J. Timothy

Section I: Definitions, Theories, and Concepts

Chapter 2: Pilgrimages, journeys, and outings: The historical mobilities of religious praxis

Tony Seaton

Chapter 3: The political economy of religious and spiritual tourism

Dino Bozonelos

Chapter 4: The religious and spiritual dimensions of leisure travel

Paul Heintzman

Chapter 5: Religion, spirituality, and wellness tourism

Melanie Kay Smith

Chapter 6: A new spiritual marketplace: Comparing New Age and New Religious Movements in an age of spiritual and religious tourism

Carole M. Cusack

Chapter 7: Fan pilgrimage, religion, and spirituality

Daniel H. Olsen

Chapter 8: Secular pilgrimages in a post-secular world? Experiential journeys and hope for the future

Chadwick Co SU SY

Chapter 9: Pilgrimage, tourism, and peace building

Ian S. McIntosh

Section II: Spaces and Places

Chapter 10: Environment as a sacred space: Religious and spiritual tourism and environmental concerns in Hinduism

Rana P.B. Singh, Pravin S. Rana, Daniel H. Olsen

Chapter 11: Tourism and spirituality: Green places, blue spaces, and beyond

Richard A.J. Sharpley

Chapter 12: The religious and spiritual appeal of national parks

Thomas S. Bremer

Chapter 13: Religious theme parks

Lena Rose

Chapter 14: Religious and spiritual retreats

Brooke Schedneck

Chapter 15: Religious and spiritual world heritage sites

Michael Di Giovine

Section III: Motivations, Experiences, and Performance

Chapter 16: Travel motivations of pilgrims, religious tourists, and spirituality seekers

Darius Liutikas

Chapter 17: Volunteer tourism: A spiritual and religious journey of meaning, transcendence, and connectedness

Gregory Willson and Alison McIntosh

Chapter 18: Experiences along the Camino de Santiago

Sharenda H. Barlar

Chapter 19: Gender and performance in the context of religious and spiritual tourism: pilgrimage and sacred mobilities

Avril Madrell

Chapter 20: Issues of authenticity in religious and spiritual tourism

Maureen Griffiths and Maximiliano E. Korstanje

Chapter 21: Aftermath: Calculating the effects of pilgrimage

Purna Roy and Hillary Kaell

Section IV: Managing Religious and Spiritual Tourism

Chapter 22: Sociopolitical and economic implications of religious and spiritual tourism

Dallen J. Timothy

Chapter 23: The environmental impacts of religious and spiritual tourism

Kiran A, Shinde

Chapter 24: Marketing religious and spiritual tourism experiences

Farooq Haq

Chapter 25: Managing religious and spiritual tourism sites

Simon Coleman and Daniel H. Olsen

Chapter 26: Managing complex issues in religious and spiritual events, festivals and celebrations

Rev. Ruth Dowson

Chapter 27: The use of information and communication technologies in religious tourism

Suzanne Amaro, Cristina Barroco, and Paula Fonseca

Chapter 28: Interpreting religious and spiritual tourism destinations/sites

Tomasz Duda

Chapter 29: Coexistence between tourists and monks: Managing temple-stay tourism at Koyasan, Japan

Kaori Yanata and Richard A.J. Sharpley

Chapter 30: Food and religion: Tourism perspectives

Carlos Fernandez, Silvia Aulet, and Dallen J. Timothy

Chapter 31: Safety, fear, risk, and terrorism in the context of religious tourism

Maximiliano E. Korstanje and George Babu

Chapter 32: Religious and spiritual tourism: Sustainable development perspectives

Anna Trono

Section V: Emerging and Future Directions

Chapter 33: Religion, spiritualty, and tourism: Emerging and future directions

Dallen J. Timothy and Daniel H. Olsen

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Daniel H. Olsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Brigham Young University, USA.

Dallen J. Timothy is a Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University, USA.