Paper Short Abstract:
This paper examines the relationship between space and hospitality in both its social and commercial forms.
Paper long abstract:
Recent years has seen growing interest among social scientists and management academics in the complex relationship between social and commercial forms of hospitality. Within this emerging body of work, the physical, symbolic and abstract dimensions of space have been examined from a diverse range of perspectives. This paper builds on and advances this emerging body of research by reconsidering the relationship between space and hospitality in both its social and commercial forms. It examines the ontological nature of space and hospitality, and uses the emerging conceptual themes to explain how hospitable spaces are produced and consumed. The discussion examines the complex and often contradictory relationship between commercial and social manifestations of hospitality. Moreover, I consider the ways in which hospitability manifests itself in particular moments and locations, and how expectations or perceptions of hospitality and hospitable relationships may be perpetuated over time and in the production of abstract, symbolic and material space.
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Hospitality, culture and society