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Gary R. Bunt

Hajj & Information

Nadia Caidi, International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, Pilgrimage to Hajj: An Information Journey

"In this article, I examine a specific pilgrimage: the Hajj in Mecca (Saudi Arabia). Preparing for Hajj involves a series of stages encompassing material, spiritual, and informational dimensions. Using a qualitative and exploratory approach, this study applies the lens ofpilgrimage as ‘lived religion’ and makes explicit the detailed activities and outcomes of pilgriminformation practices, and the ways in which information in its multiple forms (textual, spiritual,corporeal, etc.) has mediated and shaped the pilgrims’ journey."

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