Philosophical foundation of hospitality: still searching?

Kevin D. O'Gorman, Alison J. Morrison

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    Abstract

    To explore and critically evaluate the work of Jacques Derrida and other writers in philosophy and postcolonial theory, in order to identify a philosophical foundation for the emergent paradigm of hospitality studies. Hospitality is no longer considered as being only synonymous with hospitality management and the hospitality industry. The phenomenon of hospitality is becoming a recognized field of study in its own right and Lashley et al. (2007) argue that hospitality research has gained a more multidisciplinary perspective. Although the emergent paradigm of hospitality studies does not have a coherent philosophical foundation, the writings of Derrida on hospitality seem to be influential. Therefore this paper explores Derrida's contribution, along with other writers in philosophy and postcolonial theory, who are either writing in the field or have developed his works.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventInternational Hospitality and Tourism Virtual Conference 2007 -
    Duration: 18 Apr 200725 Apr 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Hospitality and Tourism Virtual Conference 2007
    Abbreviated titleIHTVC
    Period18/04/0725/04/07

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    Keywords

    • hospitality
    • philosophy
    • derrida

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    O'Gorman, K. D., & Morrison, A. J. (2007). Philosophical foundation of hospitality: still searching?. Paper presented at International Hospitality and Tourism Virtual Conference 2007, .