The management of pilgrims with malevolent behaviour in a holy space: a study of Jerusalem syndrome. Academic Article uri icon


  • Cohen (1979) suggested that different kinds of people may desire different modes of touristic experiences; hence 'the tourist'does not exist as a single prototype. He described a phenomenological typology of tourist experiences based upon the concept of the 'centre'and 'the quest for the centre'introduced by Eliade (1971). Eliade pointed out that every religious 'cosmos' possesses a 'centre'which is pre-eminently the zone of the sacred–the zone of absolute reality. The 'centre'is considered to be the location 'where the axis mundi …

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  • November 30, 2016