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Mundane welcome: Hospitality as life politics

  This research explores the experience of mundane welcome and elaborates the emergent concept, ‘hospitality life politics’ (HLP), referring to hospitality practises invoked by the individual in order to negotiate the world on a day-to-day basis. Themes emerging from the ethnographic study are presented: sense of welcome; welcome habitus; ontological search for trust and security; welcome anchorages; the welcome assemblage; welcome as social oil; non-welcome; HLP as agency. Consideration is given to the theoretical implications of HLP, and the possibilities of hospitality in terms of creating healthy societies and its important role in advancing understandings of tourism.

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    21 April 2017

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    GV Recreation Leisure

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    338.4791 Tourist industry

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Lynch, P. (2017). Mundane welcome: Hospitality as life politics. Annals of Tourism Research, 64, (174-184). doi:10.1016/j.annals.2017.04.001. ISSN 0160-7383



Welcome, sense, habitus, ontological search, anchorages, agency

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