Hosting as social practice: gendered insights into contemporary tourism mobilities

Janta, Hania and Christou, Anastasia ORCID: (2019) Hosting as social practice: gendered insights into contemporary tourism mobilities. Annals οf Tourism Research, 74 . pp. 167-176. ISSN 0160-7383 (doi:10.1016/j.annals.2018.11.008)

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By giving voice to highly-skilled mobile professional women who have relocated to Switzerland from various European countries, representing different nationalities, duration of migration and family circumstances, we shed light on the experiences of hosting – an under-researched segment of Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) mobilities. Our findings reveal a threefold investigation to sociality, tourism and mobility, by drawing on empirical insights to three angles: that of, culture, intimacy and identity as pathways to transformative social practices among hosts and guests. Highly-skilled mobile professional women’s hosting practices reflect a laboratory of sociality whereupon relations of closeness and proximity are tested under new conditions of social and private life in the new destination country.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 25606
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Depositing User: Anastasia Christou
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 12:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 12:26

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