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The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies

1st Edition

Edited by Conrad Lashley


442 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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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 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.

Table of Contents

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…

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

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