The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies : Theoretical Perspectives and Debates

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In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study of hospitality as a social phenomenon. This interest has tended to arrive from two communities. The first are hospitality academics interested in exploring the wider meanings of hospitality as a way of better understanding guest and host relations and its implications for commercial settings. The second are social scientists using hosts and guest as a metaphor for understanding the relationship between host communities and guests as people from outside the community - migrants, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies encourages both the study of hospitality as human phenomenon and the study for hospitality as an industrial activity embracing the service of food, drink, and accommodation. Developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, it is the most up to date and definitive resource on the subject.
The volume is divided into four sections, the first looks at ways of seeing hospitality from an array of social science disciplines; the second highlights the experiences of hospitality from different guest perspectives; section three explores the need to be hospitable through various time periods and social structures, and across the globe, whilst the final section deals with the notions of sustainability and hospitality. This handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through authorship and content. The 'start of the art' orientation of the book is achieved through a critical view of the current debates and controversies in the field as well as the future research issues and trends. It is designed to be a benchmark for any future assessment of the field and its development. This book offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this discipline, conveying the latest thinking, issues and research. It will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in hospitality, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.
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  • Hardback | 458 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 30.48mm | 879.97g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21 black & white illustrations, 5 black & white tables, 8 black & white halftones, 13 black & white line drawings
  • 1138931128
  • 9781138931121

About Conrad Lashley

Conrad Lashley holds the Professorship in Hospitality Studies in the Academy of International Hospitality Research. He has held professorial appointments at several UK universities, and regularly makes keynote research presentations in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and Sweden as well as in Great Britain. He is the author or editor of eighteen books, as well as publishing over one hundred papers in refereed research journals and sets of conference proceedings. He is currently co-editor of Research in Hospitality Management, and Editor Emeritus of Hospitality & Society. He has worked extensively with industry and generated commercial income from research and consultancy, as well as in-company management programs. His research interests are principally concerned with understanding the meanings of hospitableness as a social phenomenon that has significance for commercial provision.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction: research on hospitality: the story so far/ways of knowing hospitalityConrad LashleyPart I Disciplinary perspectives 2. Sociological perspectives on hospitalityRoy C. Wood3. The geographies of hospitalityDavid Bell4. Levinas hospitality and the feminine otherKim Meijer-van Wijk5. The philosophies of hospitablenessElizabeth Telfer6. The hospitality trades: a social historyJohn K. Walton7. Hospitality â a synthetic approachBob Brotherton8. Dinner sharing: casual hospitality in the collaborative economySzilvia Gyimóthy9. Religious perspectives on hospitalityConrad Lashley10. Hospitality and social ties: an interdisciplinary reflexive journey for the psychology of hospitalityMarcia Maria Cappellano dos Santos, Olga Araujo Perazzolo, Siloe Pereira and Isabel Baptista11. Hospitalities: Circe writes back Judith Still12. On the hospitality of cannibalsRuud Welten13. An Asian ethics of hospitality: hospitality in Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist philosophyMartine Berenpas14. Observing hospitality speech patternsLeanne Schreurs Part II Experiencing hospitality 15. Hospitality, migration and cultural assimilation: the case of the Irish in AustraliaBarry OâMahoney16. Women experience hospitality as travelers and leadersJudi Brownell17. Hospitality employment: the good, the bad, and the ugly Shobana Nair Partington18. Consuming hospitalityPeter Lugosi19. Hospitality and presumptionGeorge Ritzer20. Liquid hospitality: wine as the metaphorSjoerd Gehrels 21. Hospitality, territory and identity: reflections from community tourism in Aventureiro Village, Ilha Grande/RJ, Brazil. Helena Catão Henriques Ferreira and Aguinaldo César Fratucci22. Fluid Hospitality in Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBastienne BernascoPart III Hospitality through time and space 23. Hunter and gatherer hospitality in AfricaVictoria N. Ruiter24. The gift theory of Marcel Mauss and the potlatch ritual: a triad of hospitalityLeandro Benedini Brusadin25. Hospitality, sanitation services and immigration: leprosarium and hostels for immigrants in BrazilAna Paula Garcia Spolon26. Experiencing hospitality and hospitableness in different culturesJaved Suleri27. Transcending the limits of hospitality: the case of Mount Athos and the offering of PhiloxeniaProkopis Christou28. Fifty shades of hospitality: exploring intimacies Korean love motelsDesmond Wee and Ko Koens 29. Hospitality between the sheets: leisure and sexual entertainment for tourists in large urban centres in Brazil Ricardo Lanzarini and Luiz Gonzaga Godoi Trigo Part IV Sustainable hospitality 30. Creating value for all: sustainability in hospitalityElena Cavagnaro31. Liberating wage slaves: towards sustainable employment practicesConrad Lashley32. Hospitality studies: developing philosophical practitioners?Conrad Lashley33. Conclusion: hospitality and beyond...
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