Extending hospitality:giving space, taking time

Dikec, Mustafa and Clark, Nigel and Barnett, Clive (2009) Extending hospitality:giving space, taking time. Paragraph, 32 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 0264-8334

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The recent revival of the theme of hospitality in the humanities and social sciences reflects a shared concern with issues of belonging, identity and placement that arises out of the experience of globalized social life. In this context, migration — or spatial dislocation and relocation — is often equated with demands for hospitality. There is a need to engage more carefully with the ‘proximities’ that prompt acts of hospitality and inhospitality; to attend more closely to their spatial and temporal dimensions. Is the stranger or the Other primarily one who is recognisably ‘out of place’? Or is there more to being estranged than moving from one territory to another? This brings us to the question of human finitude, and to the possibility of encounters with others that do not simply only occur in time or space, but are themselves generative of new times and spaces.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Paragraph
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1208
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 68812
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2014 10:05
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 08:17
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/68812

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