In ‘Walking to Be Some Body’ Matthew R. Anderson uses the example of North American Scandinavian-background pilgrims walking Norway’s St. Olaf Way to parse the yearning of contemporary diaspora pilgrims who walk repristinated routes along ancient paths toward real or imagined homelands. These travellers literally incarnate contemporary tensions between the religious and the non-religious, the journey and the destination, and between the rootlessness of modern global tourism and the rootedness longed for in community and patrimony.
Anderson, Matthew R.
"Walking to be Some Body: Desire and Diaspora on the St. Olaf Way,"
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://arrow.dit.ie/ijrtp/vol7/iss1/7