Dimentions of Contemporary Postmodern Pilgrimage as Glocal Religious Cultural Heritage
pp. 72 - 94
Authors: Liana Gulubova
Abstract: Contemporary practices of recreational and confessional travel and visit of sacred sites of various denominations focus multitude of orientations and attitudes regarding religious cultural heritage. Postmodern tourist experience of organisation and research encompasses wide space from local to global, from material to invisible, form forgotten to live heritage, and from sustainable to dynamic, from subjective to generally valid, acknowledged, and human in religious culture and everyday life. Transmission of traditional values and rituals, as well as actualisation of cultural practices basic for religions, confessions, and their communities would be impossible without sacral topoi as a focus of tourist interests, flow of people and dynamic site exploitation, and without development of the reflection on those processes. In regard of adjustment of religious and civic rights, motivations, interests and attitudes for sustainable development and representative identity, not only values of democratic social awareness, geopolitical, national, or ethnic balance are important, but as well the potential of social studies and structures to maintain optimal social policies and care addressing whole variety of uneven statuses.
Keywords: Pilgrimage; Hierotopy; Religious Tourism; Glocal Mobility; Postmodern Culture; Sacred Sites; Heritage Perception; Visitor and User Reflections; Responsible and Accessible Tourism; Accommodation and Accessibility of Tourist Sites; Psycho-Somatic Impairments; Social Care;
Received: 01-05-2020 Accepted: 29-05-2020 Published: 29-05-2020
Citation: Gulubova, L. (2020). Dimentions of Contemporary Postmodern Pilgrimage as Glocal Religious Cultural Heritage. Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitalization (KIN Journal), 6(1), ISSN 2367-8038, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72–94. DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.26615/issn.2367-8038.2020_1_007