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Heritage, Pilgrimage and the Camino to Finisterre

Walking to the End of the World

Editors: Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina (Ed.)

  • Focuses on heritage management and local population issues in the Camino, on the route to Finisterre
  • Provides a new analysis of pilgrimage and heritage
  • Delivers intriguing insights into efforts to market the “End of the World”
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About this book

This book presents research concerning the effects of the Camino to Finisterre on the daily lives of the populations who live along the route, and the heritagization processes that exploitation of the Camino for tourism purposes involves. Rather than focusing on the route to Santiago de Compostela and the pilgrimage itself, it instead examines a peculiar part of the route, the Camino to Finisterre, employing multiple perspectives that consider the processes of heritagization, the effects of the pilgrimage on local communities, and the motivations of the pilgrims. The book is based on a three-year research project and is the result of a multidisciplinary collaboration between anthropologists, sociologists, historians and archaeologists.

Instead of ending in Santiago, as the rest of the Caminos do, this route continues to the cape of Finisterre on the Galician Atlantic coast. This part of the Camino de Santiago is not officially recognized by the Catholic Church and does not count as part of reaching Compostela, the recognition granted by the Catholic Church to those pilgrims who have walked at least 100 km. For this reason, as well as its relationship with the sun cult, many pilgrims call this route “the Camino of the atheists.” In fact, the Catholic Church is a strong force for the heritagization of the rest of the Caminos, and maintains a clear ignoratio strategy concerning the Finisterre route: Officially, the church neither opposes nor recognizes this route.

About the authors

Cristina Sánchez-Carretero is a staff researcher at the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Pennsylvania for her dissertation on the revitalization of religious practices among Dominican migrant workers in Spain (2002). Her areas of interest are: processes of traditionalisation and heritage formation; the intersection of migration and cultural heritage (in particular, the role of the revitalization of religious practices after migrating); and the role of rituals and expressive culture in contemporary societies. She has published extensively on these topics and has edited the books: Performance, arte verbal y comunicación (2000), with Dorothy Noyes; Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display (2003), with Jack Santino; El Archivo del Duelo (2011); and Grassroots Memorials. The Politics of Memorializing Traumatic Death (Berghahn), co-edited with Peter Jan Margry (2011).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • To Walk and to Be Walked… at the End of the World

    Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina

    Pages 1-20

  • Imagining an End of the World: Histories and Mythologies of the Santiago-Finisterre Connection

    Margry, Peter Jan

    Pages 23-52

  • Analyzing Narratives About the Camino: From Claims in Support of Local Elements to the Success of the Xacobeo

    Vilar, Manuel

    Pages 53-92

  • Heritagization of the Camino to Finisterre

    Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina

    Pages 95-119

  • Socio-Economic Impacts of the Camino to Finisterre

    Parga-Dans, Eva

    Pages 121-134

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20212-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20211-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38506-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heritage, Pilgrimage and the Camino to Finisterre
Book Subtitle
Walking to the End of the World
Editors
  • Cristina Sánchez-Carretero
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
117
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20212-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20212-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20211-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38506-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 211
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations
Topics