A Conversation with Deana Weibel, Author of "A Sacred Vertigo"

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In this installment of Lexington Books' "Anthropology of Tourism: Heritage, Mobility and Society" Author Conversation Series, series editor Michael A. Di Giovine talks with Dr. Deana Weibel, author of "A Sacred Vertigo: Pilgrimage and Tourism in Rocamadour, France." The wide-ranging discussion focuses on the politics of religious tourism development, adaptive reuse over time, different expectations and inclinations of pilgrims, tourists and "religious creatives", contestation and negotiation among site managers, and the very energy that sacred geography and spatiality may have - all of which may produce a sense of vertigo at this important mountain-hugging shrine.

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