1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies

Edited By Conrad Lashley Copyright 2017
    460 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    458 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 comprises 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 comprises social scientists using hosts and guests 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 a 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 parts: 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; the third explores the need to be hospitable through various time periods and social structures, and across the globe; while 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 ‘state-of-the-art’ orientation of the book is achieved through a critical view of current debates and controversies in the field as well as future research issues and trends. It is designed to be a benchmark for any future assessment of the field and its development.

    This handbook 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.

    1. Introduction: research on hospitality: the story so far/ways of knowing hospitality
    Conrad Lashley

    Part I Disciplinary perspectives

    2. Sociological perspectives on hospitality
    Roy C. Wood

    3. The geographies of hospitality
    David Bell

    4. Levinas hospitality and the feminine other
    Kim Meijer-van Wijk

    5. The philosophies of hospitableness
    Elizabeth Telfer

    6. The hospitality trades: a social history
    John K. Walton

    7. Hospitality – a synthetic approach
    Bob Brotherton

    8. Dinner sharing: casual hospitality in the collaborative economy
    Szilvia Gyimóthy

    9. Religious perspectives on hospitality
    Conrad Lashley

    10. Hospitality and social ties: an interdisciplinary reflexive journey for the psychology of hospitality
    Marcia Maria Cappellano dos Santos, Olga Araujo Perazzolo, Siloe Pereira and Isabel Baptista

    11. Hospitalities: Circe writes back
    Judith Still

    12. On the hospitality of cannibals
    Ruud Welten

    13. An Asian ethics of hospitality: hospitality in Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist philosophy
    Martine Berenpas

    14. Observing hospitality speech patterns
    Leanne Schreurs

    Part II Experiencing hospitality

    15. Hospitality, migration and cultural assimilation: the case of the Irish in Australia
    Barry O’Mahoney

    16. Women experience hospitality as travelers and leaders
    Judi Brownell

    17. Hospitality employment: the good, the bad, and the ugly
    Shobana Nair Partington

    18. Consuming hospitality
    Peter Lugosi

    19. Hospitality and presumption
    George Ritzer

    20. Liquid hospitality: wine as the metaphor
    Sjoerd Gehrels

    21. Hospitality, territory and identity: reflections from community tourism in Aventureiro Village, Ilha Grande/RJ, Brazil.
    Helena Catão Henriques Ferreira and Aguinaldo César Fratucci

    22. Fluid Hospitality in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Bastienne Bernasco

    Part III Hospitality through time and space

    23. Hunter and gatherer hospitality in Africa
    Victoria N. Ruiter

    24. The gift theory of Marcel Mauss and the potlatch ritual: a triad of hospitality
    Leandro Benedini Brusadin

    25. Hospitality, sanitation services and immigration: leprosarium and hostels for immigrants in Brazil
    Ana Paula Garcia Spolon

    26. Experiencing hospitality and hospitableness in different cultures
    Javed Suleri

    27. Transcending the limits of hospitality: the case of Mount Athos and the offering of Philoxenia
    Prokopis Christou

    28. Fifty shades of hospitality: exploring intimacies Korean love motels
    Desmond 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 hospitality
    Elena Cavagnaro

    31. Liberating wage slaves: towards sustainable employment practices
    Conrad Lashley

    32. Hospitality studies: developing philosophical practitioners?
    Conrad Lashley

    33. Conclusion: hospitality and beyond...


    Conrad Lashley holds the Professorship in Hospitality Studies in the Academy of International Hospitality Research at Stenden University of Applied Science, the Netherlands. 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, and has published over a 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 within the industry and generated commercial income from research and consultancy, as well as in-company management programmes. His research interests are principally concerned with understanding the meanings of hospitableness as a social phenomenon that has significance for commercial provision.