Feminism and Hospitality

Feminism and Hospitality : Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship

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Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship, edited by Maurice Hamington, is the first collection of original works to bring a feminist analysis to issues and theories of personal, political, economic, and artistic hospitality. Themes within the anthology include theoretical, domestic, international, commercial, and literary representations of hospitality. An impressive array of North American and international scholars employ multidisciplinary approaches to diverse aspects of hospitality with specific reflection on the significance of gender.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739136275
  • 9780739136270

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Maurice Hamington has constructed a dynamic, historically-informed theoretical framework to explore the relationship between feminism and hospitality. Its relevance to social issues, from houses of prostitution and bed and breakfast establishments to the devastation of and recovery from Hurricane Katrina, and the plight of new immigrants in the United States and Europe, includes a full range of social analyses from domestic to international hospitality, and will encourage further work on its topics. -- Betty J. Harris, professor at the University of Oklahoma This collection beautifully demonstrates that the notion of hospitality is much richer than first meets the eye. Using gender as their jumping-off point, the authors draw on a number of theoretical frameworks to explore hospitality in the home, in international contexts, in (or as) business, and in film and literature. Join them in this fascinating examination-make yourself at home. -- Hilde Lindemann, professor at Michigan State University Feminism and Hospitality is an important text that illuminates how hospitality is defined and redefined in local and global contexts that necessarily intertwine public and private spheres. The range of topics, national locations, and relationships considered truly make this a unique and provocative text. Hamington succeeds in powerfully making the case that hospitality deserves more attention in our complex and often inhospitable world. -- Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and editor of Feminist Formations
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About Maurice Hamington

Maurice Hamington is associate professor of women's studies and philosophy at Metropolitan State College of Denver
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Theories of Feminism and Hospitality Chapter 1: Hospitableness: A Neglected Virtue Chapter 2:Su Casa es Mi Casa? Hospitality, Feminist Care Ethics, and Reciprocity Chapter 3: Hospitality: Agency, Ethics, and Gender Part II: Gender and Domestic Hospitality Chapter 4: Shame in Feminine Hospitality Chapter 5: Domestic Hospitality: Self, Other, and Community Chapter 6: From Martha to Katrina, From Fear to Openness: Prospects for a Feminist Ethic of Hospitality Part III: International Explorations of Feminism and Hospitality Chapter 7: Welcoming Courtyards: Hospitality, Spirituality, and Gender Chapter 8: Feminism, Hospitality, and Women in Exile Chapter 9: Hospitality and European Muslims Chapter 10: Caring Hospitality and Mexican 'Illegal' Immigrants Part IV: Gender, Hospitality, and Commerce Chapter 11: The Home/Work Interface in Family Hospitality Businesses: Gendered Dimensions and Constructions Chapter 12: Hospitality in the Doctor's Office Chapter 13: Providing Hospitality in Mid-Nineteenth Century West Virginia Cities Part V: Feminism and Hospitality in Film and Literature Chapter 14: Reading Levinas inThe Apartment Chapter 15: Reading Feminist Hospitality in Plato's Timaeus: Possibilities for Education Bibliography Index Contributor Biographies
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