A Conversation with Lauren Griffith and Jonathan Marion: Apprenticeship Pilgrimage

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In this installment of Lexington Books' "Anthropology of Tourism: Heritage, Mobility and Society" Author Conversations, series editor Michael A. Di Giovine talks to anthropologists Lauren Miller Griffith, a practitioner of capoeira; and Jonathan Marion, a practitioner of competitive ballroom dance, on their book, Apprenticeship Pilgrimage. Accessibly written with rich case studies and ground-breaking concepts, Apprenticeship Pilgrimage extends the tourism and pilgrimage literature. This lively discussion touches on the slippery ideas of pilgrimage, tourism and authenticity; the concepts of "communitas" and "concursus", and about the quest for practitioners of embodied art forms to gain knowledge, prestige, and legitimacy.

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