Pilgrim and path: the emergence of self and world on a walking pilgrimage in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Scriven, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-13T12:03:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-13T12:03:04Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-16
dc.identifier.citation Scriven, R. (2019) 'Pilgrim and path: the emergence of self and world on a walking pilgrimage in Ireland', Cultural Geographies. doi: 10.1177/1474474019876622 en
dc.identifier.issn 1474-4740
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8998
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1474474019876622 en
dc.description.abstract This article foregrounds the pilgrim, as a relational identity, to explore the co-emergence of self and world through embodied spatial practices. The pilgrim, as a liminal and mobile figure, is aligned with Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenological concept of the ‘flesh’, which presents subject and object as co-incipient. An auto-ethnographic study of the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage in the west of Ireland combines interview accounts from research participants and my own fieldwork experiences. This journey into the performative and liminal aspects of pilgrimages examines of how pilgrim and path emerge in an intermeshing of body and landscape, the spiritual and material and culture and praxis. In mobilising the figure of the pilgrim, this article contributes to disciplinary discussions concerning phenomenology/post-phenomenology, while highlighting the significance of pilgrimage as a purposeful performance. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1474474019876622
dc.rights © 2019, the Author. Published by SAGE Publications. Reuse of this Accepted Manuscript is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses. en
dc.subject Embodiment en
dc.subject Merleau-Ponty en
dc.subject Phenomenology en
dc.subject Pilgrim en
dc.subject Pilgrimage en
dc.title Pilgrim and path: the emergence of self and world on a walking pilgrimage in Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Richard Scriven, Geography, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.date.updated 2019-11-13T11:50:42Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Cultural Geographies en
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