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"Helping Glastonbury to Come into Its Own”: Practical Spirituality, Materiality, and Community Cohesion in Glastonbury

Bowman, Marion (2016). "Helping Glastonbury to Come into Its Own”: Practical Spirituality, Materiality, and Community Cohesion in Glastonbury. In: Coats, Curtis D. and Emerich, Monica M. eds. Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age. London, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 51–65.

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Abstract

This chapter explores materiality, commodification, consumption and community in relation to practical spirituality in the context of Glastonbury, the small but internationally significant town in the South West of England in which I have conducted long-term fieldwork.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Author
ISBN: 1-4742-2316-8, 978-1-4742-2316-4
Keywords: Glastonbury; pilgrimage; Glastonbury Candle; vernacular religion; material religion; consumption; intermediary space; relativism; spiritual economy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 45387
Depositing User: Marion Bowman
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 13:45
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 13:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45387
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