Sacred Spaces And Contested Identities

by Philip Nel
Sacred Spaces And Contested Identities
  • ISBN-13: 9781592219551
  • Author(s): Philip Nel
  • Editor(s): Philip Nel, Paul Post, Walter Van Beek
  • Subject: African studies
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 28-08-2014
  • Format: p/b

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The fundamental changes in society and culture are forcing us to reconsider the position of sacred space, and to do this within the broader context of ritual and religious dynamics and what is called a 'spatial turn'. This collection of studies on sacred space concerns itself with both perspectives by exploring place-bound dynamics of the sacred in Africa and Europe. Cultural dynamics, identities and ownership, and contestations are very much interrelated. The essays and cases show that, via these contested fields, identities are always at stake.
About the book

The fundamental changes in society and culture are forcing us to reconsider the position of sacred space, and to do this within the broader context of ritual and religious dynamics and what is called a 'spatial turn'. This collection of studies on sacred space concerns itself with both perspectives by exploring place-bound dynamics of the sacred in Africa and Europe. Cultural dynamics, identities and ownership, and contestations are very much interrelated. The essays and cases show that, via these contested fields, identities are always at stake.