Hospitality

1st Edition

A Social Lens

Editors: Conrad Lashley Paul Lynch Alison Morrison
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080450933
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 19th October 2006
Page Count: 218

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hospitality: an introduction (C. Lashley, P. Lynch & A. Morrison); Chapter 2: Dimensions of hospitality: exploring ancient and classicical origins (K. O’Gorman); Chapter 3: Transgressing Hospitality: polarities and disordered relationships? (C. Sheringham & P. Daruwalla); Chapter 4: Hospitality and Gastronomy: Natural Allies (B. Santich); Chapter 5: Hospitality and Tourism in Ngadha: an Ethnographic Exploration (S. Cole); Chapter 6: The Role of the Hospitality Industry in Cultural Assimilation: a Case Study from Colonial Australia (B. O’Mahony); Chapter 7: Hospitality and Urban Regeneration (D. Bell); Chapter 8: The Commodification of Hospitality Space (A. Wharton); Chpater 9: Commercial Home Enterprises: Identity, Space and Setting (M. Di Domenico & P. Lynch); Chapter 10: Inhospitable Hospitality? (G. Ritzer); Chapter 11: The Power of Hospitality: A Sociolinguistic Analysis (P. Lynch & M. Robinson); Chapter 12: Opening Pandora’s Box: Aesthetic Labour and Hospitality (D. Nickson & C. Warhurst); Chapter 13: Ways of Knowing Hospitality (C. Lashley, P. Lynch & A. Morrison).

Description

Hospitality: a social lens follows on from the unique contribution made by In Search of Hospitality: theoretical perspectives and debates. It progresses debate, challenges the boundaries of ways of knowing hospitality, and offers intellectual insights stimulated by the study of hospitality.

The contributing authors provide tangible evidence of continuing advancement and development of knowledge pertaining to the phenomenon of hospitality. They draw on the richness of the social sciences, taking host and guest relations as a means of studying in-group and out-group relations with and between societies. The chapter contributors represent a multi-disciplinary, international grouping of leading academics with expertise in hospitality management and education, human resource management, linguistics, modern languages, gastronomy, history, human geography, art, architecture, anthropology, and sociology. Each lends their expertise to apply as a social lens through which to view, analyse, and explore hospitality within a range of contexts. Through this process novel ways of interpreting, knowing and sense-making emerge that are captured in the final chapter of the book, and have informed future research themes which are explored.

Key Features

Promotes debate, challenges boundaries and offers insights into the study of hospitality Muli-disciplinary and international contributors *An excellent reference for researchers interested in the sociology within the hospitality and tourism industries

Readership

Researchers interested in the sociology within the hospitality and tourism industries.


Details

No. of pages:
218
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080450933

Reviews

Hospitality: a social lens follows on from the unique contribution made by In Search of Hospitality: theoretical perspectives and debates. It progresses debate, challenges the boundaries of ways of knowing hospitality, and offers intellectual insights stimulated by the study of hospitality. The contributing authors provide tangible evidence of continuing advancement and development of knowledge pertaining to the phenomenon of hospitality. They draw on the richness of the social sciences, taking host and guest relations as a means of studying in-group and out-group relations with and between societies. The chapter contributors represent a multi-disciplinary, international grouping of leading academics with expertise in hospitality management and education, human resource management, linguistics, modern languages, gastronomy, history, human geography, art, architecture, anthropology, and sociology. Each lends their expertise to apply as a social lens through which to view, analyse, and explore hospitality within a range of contexts. Through this process novel ways of interpreting, knowing and sense-making emerge that are captured in the final chapter of the book, and have informed future research themes which are explored.


About the Editors

Conrad Lashley Editor

Professor Conrad Lashley is Professor of Leisure Retailing at the Centre for Leisure Retailing at the Nottingham Business School. His research interests have largely been concerned with service quality management, and specifically employee empowerment in service delivery. He works closely with several major industry organizations including the British Institute of Innkeeping, J. D. Wetherspoon and McDonald’s Restaurants Limited.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Leisure Retailing, Centre for Leisure Retailing, Nottingham Business School, UK

Paul Lynch Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Strathclyde, UK

Alison Morrison Editor

She has an MSc in Entrepreneurial Studies and her Ph.D. thesis investigated small firm strategic alliances. Since 1979 she has been an entrepreneur in her own right, owning and operating a number of restaurant and hotel businesses. In addition, she regularly undertakes consultancy projects for entrepreneurs both in the UK and internationally.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, UK