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Reading hospitality mutually

Ince, Anthony ORCID: and Bryant, Helen 2019. Reading hospitality mutually. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 37 (2) , pp. 216-235. 10.1177/0263775818774048

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This article addresses debates in geography regarding the nature and significance of hospitality. Despite increasingly inhospitable policy landscapes across the Global North, grassroots hospitality initiatives stubbornly persist, including various global travel-based initiatives and networks. Drawing from research with these travel networks, we argue that hospitality is fundamentally based on a pervasive, mutualistic sociality in a multitude of forms. Such initiatives, and hospitality more generally, can be better understood in terms of their relationship to these wider mutualities. we therefore use Peter Kropotkin’s anarchist-geographic concept of mutual aid – in conversation with Jacques Derrida and other thinkers – to reimagine hospitality as ‘mutual hospitableness’; systemic, spatio-temporally expansive, and underpinned by a conception of self that is constituted through, and gains its vitality from, intertwinement with the other.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Additional Information: Released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0263-7758
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 April 2018
Date of Acceptance: 29 March 2018
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 05:05

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