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Resident Hosts and Mobile Strangers: Temporary Exchanges within the Topography of the Commercial Home

Lynch, Paul; Di Domenico, MariaLaura and Sweeney, Majella (2007). Resident Hosts and Mobile Strangers: Temporary Exchanges within the Topography of the Commercial Home. In: Germann Molz, Jennie and Gibson, Sarah eds. Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, pp. 121–143.

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Abstract

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 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.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7546-7015-5, 978-0-7546-7015-5
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 11578
Depositing User: MariaLaura Di Domenico
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008 07:39
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11578
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