Religion and the creation of space or place

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geography of Religions and Belief Systems Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Studio 9, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Nathan Burtch, Edward Davis
Chairs: Nathan Burtch


An aspect of cultural geography is the description and analysis of how culture creates generalized spaces or specific places. This session focuses on how the cultural practice of religion spatially manifests. Religion adds a level of intrigue to studies of cultural spatialization due to the mixing of the profane and sacred, the ordinary and the extraordinary, the physical and the metaphysical. Papers presented in this session demonstrate different approaches to how religion interacts to create spaces and places of ritual, symbol, and practice.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Edward Davis*, Emory & Henry College, Jazz, religion, and the construction of radical place meanings 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Steven Silvern*, Salem State University, Place, Identity and Justice in the Jewish Food Movement 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Katie Berchak-Irby*, River Parishes Community College, White, Black, and In-Between: Italian-American Women Religious and an Integrated Sacred Space & School 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Nathan Burtch*, Towson University, The therapeutic dutyscape of Seventh-day Adventist hospitals 20 2:20 PM

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