Pilgrimage in the Marketplace
Ian Reader is Professor Emeritus at the University of Manchester. His main academic interests include the study of pilgrimage across cultures, contemporary religious practices in Japan, and studies of religion and violence. Among recent books are Pilgrimage in the Marketplace (Routledge, 2014), Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2015), Health-related Votive Tablets from Japan: Ema for Healing and Well-being, co-authored with Peter de Smet, Leiden University Press, 2017, and Dynamism and the Ageing of a Japanese "New" Religion (Bloomsbury, 2019), with Erica Baffelli. His latest book, Pilgrims Until We Die: Unending Pilgrimage in Shikoku, co-authored with John Shultz, about people who live as permanent pilgrims in Shikoku, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2021.