[PAST EVENT] A Way Together: Spiritual Intimacy and Family Camino Ritual

October 30, 2019
12pm - 1:30pm
Wren Building, Room 204
111 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago

Professor Kathleen Jenkins, Professor of Sociology here at W&M
and Director of the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies will present and lead discussion on her ethnographic research exploring the experiences of parents and young adult children who walk the Camino de Santiago in northwest Spain. Drawing from formal interviews, participant observation, Camino blogs, and other primary source documents, her analysis focuses on stories of families who invest in the Camino as a practice for building relational intimacy, and the social and spiritual encounters that supported and inhibited their goals.