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Reinterpreting the relationship between centre and periphery: Pilgrimage and sacred spatialisation among Polish and Congolese communities in Britain

Eade, John, Garbin, David (2007) Reinterpreting the relationship between centre and periphery: Pilgrimage and sacred spatialisation among Polish and Congolese communities in Britain. Mobilities, 2 (3). pp. 413-424. ISSN 1745-0101. (doi:10.1080/17450100701597384) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Pilgrimage in Britain has been transformed through the process of global migration since the end of the Second World War. In this article we focus on changes taking place within Christian pilgrimage through an analysis of the ways in which the relationship between centre and periphery has been reinterpreted. The first case study involves Polish pilgrims at a Roman Catholic shrine in the Kent countryside while the other focuses on Congolese Kimbanguists. The comparison reveals the ways in which global flows of people and ideas mediated through transnational networks have helped to blur the ideological boundaries between different Christian traditions. Furthermore, local places in the periphery are reinterpreted in conditions of increasing complexity where sacred centres in the countries of origin have to adapt to the emergence of new peripheries, which link up with other peripheries in the Kimbanguist case, and with differences between 'old' and 'new' Poles (settlers and sojourners) in the Polish example.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17450100701597384
Uncontrolled keywords: Christian pilgrimage, Congolese Kimbanguists, Diaspora, Identities, Polish Catholics, Religious space, Catholicism, diaspora, population migration, religion, Eurasia, Europe, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 13:18 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35987 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Garbin, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6599-6791
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