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Geographies of welcome: Engagements with 'ordinary' hospitality

Lookup NU author(s): Dr James RidingORCiD, Dr Jen Bagelman



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We explore the topic of welcome through a geographical lens, setting out the relationships between geographical perspectives and current approaches to welcome and hospitality. We argue that geographers are well positioned to develop engagements with the ‘prosaics’ of welcome that have recently been advocated by scholars in hospitality studies. To make this case, we identify a series of fruitful directions, offering a critical exploration of ‘ordinary’ welcomes via recent geographical insights into feminist geographies of intimacy, family and home, other-than-human relations and postcolonialism. The five articles that constitute this Special Issue build on this editorial to develop critical engagements that explore the geographies of welcome, with particular attention to migration and refugees.

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Author(s): Gill N, Riding J, Kallio KP, Bagelman J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Hospitality and Society

Year: 2022

Volume: 12

Issue: 2

Pages: 123-143

Print publication date: 01/06/2022

Online publication date: 01/06/2022

Acceptance date: 02/05/2022

Date deposited: 17/11/2022

ISSN (print): 2042-7913

ISSN (electronic): 2042-7921

Publisher: Intellect Ltd


DOI: 10.1386/hosp_00053_2


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