The Virgin Mary continues to attract devotees to her images and shrines. In "Moved by Mary", anthropologists, geographers and historians explore how people and groups around the world identify and join with Mary in their struggle against social injustice, and how others mobilize Mary to impose ideas and rules and legitimize acts of violence and suppression. Far from an outdated practice of little relevance to the modern world, Marian pilgrimage expresses the deep and urgent concerns of a wide range of people. With examples of Marian pilgrimages in Europe, America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, "Moved by Mary" explores the ways in which men and women of different ages and religious, political, social-economic and ethnic backgrounds empower themselves to deal with modern-day issues with Mary's help. The ethnographic cases reveal the cultural and devotional variation of Marian pilgrimage, but also global similarities. Collectively, the contributors to "Moved by Mary" show how in many places religion dramatically suffuses everyday life.About the Author:
Anna-Karina Hermkens has a background in theoretical archaeology and cultural anthropology. She obtained her PhD in 2005 with a study on material culture and gender in Papua New Guinea (2005). Willy Jansen is an anthropologist and currently full professor of genderstudies and director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Gender Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. Catrien Notermans has been doing long-term anthropological research in East Cameroon, concentrating on religion, gender and kinship. At Radboud University Nijmegen, Notermans supervises two PhD projects and several MA projects on different pilgrimage sites around the world.
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Descripción Ashgate, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0754667898