Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship

Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship

by Maurice Hamington
     
 

Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship, edited by Maurice Hamington, is the first collection of original works to bring a feminist analysis to issues and theories of personal, political, economic, and artistic hospitality. Themes within the anthology include theoretical, domestic, international, commercial, and literary representations

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Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship, edited by Maurice Hamington, is the first collection of original works to bring a feminist analysis to issues and theories of personal, political, economic, and artistic hospitality. Themes within the anthology include theoretical, domestic, international, commercial, and literary representations of hospitality. An impressive array of North American and international scholars employ multidisciplinary approaches to diverse aspects of hospitality with specific reflection on the significance of gender.

Editorial Reviews

Betty J. Harris
Maurice Hamington has constructed a dynamic, historically-informed theoretical framework to explore the relationship between feminism and hospitality. Its relevance to social issues, from houses of prostitution and bed and breakfast establishments to the devastation of and recovery from Hurricane Katrina, and the plight of new immigrants in the United States and Europe, includes a full range of social analyses from domestic to international hospitality, and will encourage further work on its topics.
Hilde Lindemann
This collection beautifully demonstrates that the notion of hospitality is much richer than first meets the eye. Using gender as their jumping-off point, the authors draw on a number of theoretical frameworks to explore hospitality in the home, in international contexts, in (or as) business, and in film and literature. Join them in this fascinating examination—make yourself at home.
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman
Feminism and Hospitality is an important text that illuminates how hospitality is defined and redefined in local and global contexts that necessarily intertwine public and private spheres. The range of topics, national locations, and relationships considered truly make this a unique and provocative text. Hamington succeeds in powerfully making the case that hospitality deserves more attention in our complex and often inhospitable world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739136270
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/14/2010
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Maurice Hamington is associate professor of women's studies and philosophy at Metropolitan State College of Denver

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