The seductions of guiding: Jewish-Israeli tour guides on the Christian Holy Land pilgrimage

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Abstract

Shortly after I switched from guiding pilgrims to lecturing in anthropology, my wife remarked, “As a lecturer, your first responsibility is to instruct; as a guide it is to seduce.” She was referring to the role of tour guides to convey the proper appearance, to ferret out the desires and beliefs of the pilgrims and “play the game” in ways that would win their confidence, satisfy their expectations, and yield compliments, requests for future services and generous tips.

Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationThe Seductions of Pilgrimage
Subtitle of host publicationSacred Journeys Afar and Astray in the Western Religious Tradition
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd.
Pages71-97
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781472440082
ISBN (Print)9781472440075
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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