'In Search of Hospitality' is a unique contribution to the study of hospitality, exploring the practice of hospitality across disciplines, and adopting an international perspective where appropriate.
'In Search of Hospitality':
*brings together an extraordinary collection of leading researches and writers in hospitality, sociology, philosophy and social history, providing a truly global perspective on hospitality
* focuses the study of hospitality across the range of human, social and economic settings
* provides a reference point for the future development of hospitality as an academic discipline.
This text is ideal for students and academics in both the applied fields of hospitality and tourism studies, and general academic fields in business studies and behavioral sciences. For practitioners in hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses the text provides a provocative and informative guide to understanding and providing hospitality in commercial contexts.
Table of Contents
Towards a theoretical understanding (Conrad Lashley, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Leeds Metropolitan University); An anthropology of hospitality (Tom Selwyn, The Business School, University of North London); The philosophy of hospitableness (Elizabeth Telfer, University of Glasgow); The hospitality trades: a social history (John K Walton, Dept of Historical and Critical Studies, University of Central Lancashire); Putting up? Gender, hospitality and performance (Jane Darke, School of Planning, Oxford Brookes University and Craig Gurney, Centre for Housing Management and Development, University of Wales); Home and commercialised hospitality ( Paul Lynch, Dept of Business and Consumer Studies, Queen Margaret University College and Doreen MacWhannell, Dept of Management and Social Sciences, Queen Margaret University College); Mediated meanings of hospitality: television personality food programmes (Sandie Randall, Dept of Business and Consumer Studies, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh); Hospitality and hospitality management (Bob Brotherton, Manchester Metropolitan University and Roy C Wood, Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde); Managing hospitality operations (Andrew Lockwood, School of Management Studies for the Service Sector, University of Surrey, Peter Jones, School of Management Studies for the Service Sector, University of Surrey, J Stephen Taylor, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde); Social scientific ways of knowing hospitality (David Botterill, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff); Humour in commercial hospitality settings (Stephen Ball, School of Leisure and Food Management and Keith Johnson, Dept of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Manchester Metropolitan University); Consuming hospitality: learning from post-modernism? (Alistair Williams, Division of Hospitality Management, The University of Huddersfield); Consuming hospitality on holiday (Hazel Andrews, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of North London); Working in hospitality (Yvonne Guerrier and Amel Adib, School of Hotel Management, South Bank University); Education for hospitality (David Airey, School of Management Studies for the Service Sector, University of Surrey and John Tribe, Faculty of leisure and Tourism, Buckingham Chilterns University College)