Consuming visions mass culture and the lourdes shrine suzanne k kaufman isbn 9780801475320 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Mass culture and the lourdes shrine publisher k kaufman challenges these assumptions in her examination of the lourdes pilgrimage in late nineteenth century franceconsuming visions offers new ways to interpret material forms of worship female piety and modern commercial culture kaufman argues that the melding of traditional pilgrimage activities with a newly developing mass culture . The 1897 jubilee pilgrimage to lourdes marked a key moment in the life of the shrine commemorating twenty five years of national pilgrimages to the holy grotto the jubilee saluted the shrines long commitment to serving the sick and celebrated two and a half decades of the virgins intercessory powers of healing in organizing the three day jubilee the assumptionist order was honoring . In case the reader has doubts about whether this is a wholly new or even a valid argument kaufman who writes in a briskly assertive style theorises her point rather thoroughly with frequent references to bourgeois capitalism and commodity fetishism hence the consuming visions of the title arguing that in modern societies the commodity form becomes central to the experience of culture i . Consuming visions offers new ways to interpret material forms of worship female piety and modern commercial culture kaufman argues that the melding of traditional pilgrimage activities with a newly developing mass culture produced fresh expressions of popular faith for the devout women of humble origins who flocked to the shrine this intensely exciting commercialized worship offered
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