Norum, R. (2018). From welcome to well . come: the mobilities, temporalities and geopolitics of contemporary hospitality – commentary to Gill. Fennia - International Journal of Geography, 196(1), 111-117. https://doi.org/10.11143/fennia.70403
From welcome to well ... come : the mobilities, temporalities and geopolitics of contemporary hospitality – commentary to Gill
1RELATE Centre of Excellence, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu
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Geographical Society of Finland,
|Publish Date:|| 2018-08-21
In this reflection, I take Nick Gill’s contribution to this issue on the politics of hospitality and welcome as a point of departure to address three specific concerns, framed by the context of contemporary global mobility. First, I argue that various aspects of the recent so-called European migration crisis enable us to further question some of the long-fixed categories through which mobile actors are often classified. Second, I speak to the critical nature of temporality as a governing factor not just in how states manage mobile peoples, but in how people imagine, understand and experience individual and group processes of welcome. Finally, I suggest that just as geopolitical discourse plays a clear role in how migration is understood and experienced, so too are geopolitics deeply embedded in the encounters, practices and regimes of hospitality across tourism.
Fennia. International journal of geography
|Pages:||111 - 117|
|Type of Publication:||
B1 Journal article
|Field of Science:||
519 Social and economic geography
I acknowledge support from the Academy of Finland, RELATE Centre of Excellence [project 307348].
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
307348 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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