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An Anthropological Study of Hospitality

The Innkeeper and the Guest

Authors: Touval, Amitai

  • Brings together studies in  the history of hospitality in Germany, and the anthropological literature on hospitality
  • Addresses hospitality in the traditional sense of the word: the interaction of hosts and guests
  • Uniquely looks at East Germany's hospitality tradition
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This volume explores recent developments in the practice of hospitality, as well as the curious, precarious relationship between guests and their hosts. Drawing from personal interactions with an aging innkeeper called Herr Klaus and modern Airbnb hostess Gretchen, Amitai Touval offers a touching and illuminating account of how the rise of Airbnb has forged new standards of generosity, hostility, and accountability. An Anthropological Study of Hospitality is a must-read for anyone who has wondered about the intricate social cues involved in such a seemingly simple exchange.

About the authors

Amitai Touval is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York, USA. He is also Social Media Director of ITAP International.

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Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42049-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42048-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Anthropological Study of Hospitality
Book Subtitle
The Innkeeper and the Guest
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42049-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42049-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42048-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 80
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