Detalle Publicación

ARTÍCULO
Identity, place, space, and rhymes during a pilgrimage to the shrine of Moulay Abdessalam, Morocco
Título de la revista: JOURNAL OF RELIGION IN AFRICA
ISSN: 0022-4200
Volumen: 48
Número: 3
Páginas: 204 - 230
Fecha de publicación: 2018
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
The Jbala region in northern Morocco is known for an enormous number of Sufi lodges, shrines of local saints, and the cults of those saints. However, this topic has entirely escaped the attention of modern scholars. This paper focuses on the ziyara, or tradition of pilgrimage to a shrine of a saint, connecting it to the debate on place and space on the one hand, and identity studies on the other. Using a classical ethnographic approach, I analyze one such pilgrimage that took place in 2018, in which I was invited to participate as a guest,. In this paper I understand pilgrimage as a communal spiritual journey and analyze the roles the collective and individual play in it, as well as how and by what means the participants cocreate and experience constructs of place and space.