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Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World Ashgate Publishing Group

Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World

Ashgate Publishing Group

Published November 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780754670155
Hardcover
219 pages
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In recent years, interest and academic debate has spiralled around the concept of mobility. Drawing on research from the fields of anthropology, geography, sociology and tourism studies, this volume examines the intersection between mobility andMoreIn recent years, interest and academic debate has spiralled around the concept of mobility. Drawing on research from the fields of anthropology, geography, sociology and tourism studies, this volume examines the intersection between mobility and hospitality, highlighting new themes and issues in each field. Through a series of diverse empirical accounts, it focuses on the transnational movement of people in the contexts of migration and tourism and examines how hospitality serves as a way of promoting and policing encounters, questioning how these relations are marked by exclusion as well as inclusion, by violence as well as by kindness. In addition to exploring the power relations between mobile populations (hosts and guests) and attitudes (hospitality and hostility), the book also examines spaces of hospitality and mobility, such as hotels, clubs, cafes, spas, asylums, restaurants, airports, homes and homepages. In doing so, it makes a significant contribution to the political and ethical dimensions of mobile social relations.