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Crossed the hospitality

Author(s): Adam Pisarek
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych - Wydział Filologiczny - Uniwersytet Śląski
Keywords: hospitality; stranger; other; ethics; anthropology; society; politics

Summary/Abstract: The Essay Crossed the Hospitality institute a wide aspect concern about issue - what we are really thinking about hospitality? or how people understanding the using process of this idea. The Author confirms, that hospitality constitutes the fundamental reflection, which shows issues concern of relations between cultural, political and ethical spheres. From the first volume he gave a main assumption, which try to give an answer - how people behave in space, which have to accept the Stranger? and also he has trying discover - if is it possible, when this space we called "ours" in exclusiveness way? So far, meditation has considered on the mainly aspect - which shows, that progressive discovering of hospitality in historical and modern contexts will try to give an answer for questions for example - which the hospitality was in the past? and which the hospitality is in the present time? and which hospitality will be in the future? The Author has convinced, that when people will try to answer these questions, they will be more conscious about their identity, also individual identity and society identity. Moreover, as the Author has marked - especially they will be more conscious about many ways, which can helps understanding the process of define the individual and society identity, and also in this way it will be possible to discover conditionings of our relation to the Strangers. The Author quotes work written by Jennie German Molz and Sarah Gibson called - Mobilizing hospitality: the ethics of social relations in a mobile world, who defined the hospitality as the phenomenon, which signals questions has known from time immemorial, but fundamental for scientific inquiry: How we should welcome the Stranger? or Where exactly should be a meeting? Which space this meeting create? and Who can play the role of the Host? and Who could be has known as the Guest? From the second volume, the Author shows, that research, which are considered about the Hospitality tried to visualize the way of understanding issues such like, ownership, membership, home, nation and state, which has influenced in the main frontiers. In fact Molz's and Gibson's work think, that is very important to make a move and consider aspects - how these categorized structures in verbal and metaphorical way will cause transgression and reconstruction of these frontiers. The Author confirms, that the only way for modern anthropological scientist have to make a conscious try, which can help in the violation process of frontiers.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 14-15
  • Page Range: 27-33
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish