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dc.contributor.advisorBunn, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorCalvert, Arran James
dc.coverage.spatial252 p.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-09T09:35:57Z
dc.date.available2017-11-09T09:35:57Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/12034
dc.description.abstractCathedrals today are no longer sites of just religious worship, they must be many things to many people such as tourist attractions, heritage centres, and meeting places. Today, Durham Cathedral in the north-east of England is home to almost 900 people engaged on site, of which almost 700 are volunteers. Add to that number over 700,000 visitors and about 1,700 religious services annually, and a complex image of life within Durham Cathedral begins to take shape. Drawing on 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork between August 2013 and September 2014, this thesis takes a phenomenological approach in exploring the dynamic relationships that exist between a 900-year-old building and those who regularly come into contact with that building. It will consider the complex negotiations that take place between the many parts of the community and the building in a constantly changing environment, and will focus on the role sound, light, time, and space play in the constant challenge of change and negotiation. Finally, it will consider how buildings are not only constructed but are also cultivated through being built and rebuilt, spaces negotiated and improvised, as well as filled with stories and memories. The importance of this research is not just in observing and understanding the types of change and negotiation that occur between a building and those who inhabit it, but also in understanding the altering roles of religious buildings as they cope with the changing demands of running a site of both historical and continuing social, religious, and financial pressures, Durham Cathedral is a place that gives space to differing communities, allowing people to find in the building what they need from the building and as a result of this, Durham Cathedral is not a place in which life happens, it is a place with which life happens.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSocial anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectDurham Cathedralen_US
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_US
dc.subjectSounden_US
dc.subjectLighten_US
dc.subjectTimeen_US
dc.subjectCommunityen_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectBuildingen_US
dc.subjectLEGOen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectNegotiationen_US
dc.subjectChangeen_US
dc.subjectBuilt environmenten_US
dc.subjectRelationshipsen_US
dc.subjectHeritageen_US
dc.subjectChristianityen_US
dc.subjectMemoryen_US
dc.subject.lccBX5195.D9D87C2
dc.subject.lcshDurham Cathedralen
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture and anthropology--England--Durhamen
dc.titleLiving with Durham Cathedral : understanding the dynamic relationships between a community and their cathedralen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US


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