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Author Weibel, Deana L., 1969- author
Title A sacred vertigo : pilgrimage and tourism in Rocamadour, France / Deana L. Weibel
Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, [2022]
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 Ethnology Library  BT660.R54 W45 2022    AVAILABLE    30520020910429
Descript x, 189 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Series Anthropology of tourism: heritage, mobility, and society
Anthropology of tourism: heritage, mobility, and society
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-177) and index
Looking backward : an overview of Rocamadour's history -- Whose shrine is it anyway? : Competing local interpretations of Rocamadour -- Primed for action and reaction : the influence of visitors' preconceptions -- Echoes and energy : Rocamadour's numinous nature -- On shaky ground : the shifting identities of a shrine -- Conclusion. The path forward
"Deana L. Weibel explains the shifting identities of Rocamadour, a medieval Black Madonna shrine turned tourist attraction, which enchants both the devout and secular. Weibel analyzes how locals and visitors compete to define Rocamadour, arguing that the unusual properties of the cliff-hanging site make it a prize worth fighting for"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Shrines
Rocamadour, Our Lady of
Black Madonnas
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- France -- Rocamadour
Tourism -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Heritage tourism -- France -- Rocamadour
Rocamadour (France) -- Description and travel
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