Negotiating Hospitality: Ethics of Tourism Development in the Nicaraguan Highlands, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Negotiating Hospitality

Ethics of Tourism Development in the Nicaraguan Highlands, 1st Edition

By Emily Höckert


208 pages

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How do hosts and guests welcome each other in responsible encounters? This book addresses the question in a longitudinal ethnographic study on tourism development in the coffee- cultivating communities in Nicaragua. The research follows the trail of development practitioners and researchers who travel with a desire to help, teach and study the local hosts. On a broader level, it is a journey exploring how the conditions of hospitality become negotiated between these actors. The theoretical approach bases itself on the ethical subjectivity as responsibility and receptivity towards ‘the other’. The ideas put forward in the book suggest that hospitality, responsibility and participation all require a readiness to interrupt one’s own ways of doing, knowing and being.

This book provides a conceptual tool to facilitate reflection on alternative ways of doing togetherness and will be of interest to students and researchers of hospitality, tourism, development studies, cultural studies and anthropology.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The ethics of hospitality
    3. Unconditional welcome of tourism to Nicaragua
    4. Negotiating the conditions for rural hospitality
    5. Envisioning hospitable encounters
    6. Conclusion

About the Author

Emily Höckert is Postdoctoral Fellow in Tourism Studies at the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden.

About the Series

Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.
It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.
Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism