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Hospitality & Society: Critical reflections on the theorizing of hospitality

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This article is the second part of a critical reflection upon the progress of Hospitality & Society in its first ten years. Analysis of the articles published highlights conceptual contributions made to the field of hospitality studies. Thirteen major themes are identified: conceptualizations of hospitality; migration and labour; lifestyle; social hospitality; hospitality, consumption, global citizenship and ethics; addressing neglected areas of research; hostipitality, violence and exploitation; hospitality careers and higher education; historical studies; image and identity; space, design and food; hospitality management and neoliberalism; hospitality and technology. Following reflection on the original goals of Hospitality & Society and the progress made, a research agenda is proposed emerging from the analysis contributing to the aim to transform the landscape of hospitality scholarship.

Keywords: Hospitality & Society; critical reflection hospitality studies; hospitality scholarship; research agenda; research themes

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Independent Scholar 2: 0000000107057067Auckland University of Technology 3: 0000000107268331Oxford Brookes University 4: College of the Holy Cross

Publication date: September 1, 2021

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  • Hospitality & Society is an international multidisciplinary social sciences journal focusing upon hospitality and exploring its connections with wider social and cultural processes and structures. The journal welcomes submissions from various disciplines and aims to be an interactive forum expanding frontiers of knowledge and contributing to the literature on hospitality social science. Articles that stimulate debate, discussion and exchange across disciplines are welcomed, as well as review essays or short topical pieces that are provocative and problematic in nature.

    Hospitality & Society is the official journal of the Council for Hospitality Management Education
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