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Living the liminal: facilitating pilrimage on the Isle of Iona, Scotland

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This thesis spotlights a social group pilgrimage site staff heretofore neglected in anthropological research. The main subjects are the Resident Group ('ressies') working at the lona Community's guest centres. Based on an accumulative 16-month fieldwork, the ethnographic evidence challenges the assumptions that pilgrims' 'sacred' encounters are unmediated, that site staff passively acquiesce with the dominant ideology, and that the production of pilgrimage experience is unproblematic. Bui...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Regent's Park College
Department:
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
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Publication date:
2006
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602157173
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