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Derrida and Hospitality Theory and Practice

Judith Still


This book is a full-length study of hospitality in the writings of Jacques Derrida. Hospitality is critically important in Derrida's writings, and his insights in this have been influential across a range of disciplines from geography, politics and sociology to literary studies and philosophy. It functions as a way of both thinking about relations between individuals, and analysing the (often inhospitable) reception of outsiders, such as refugees or migrants, by the community or state. Still also follows the thread of sexual difference in Derrida's writing in order to shed light on his explora ... More

Keywords: hospitality, Jacques Derrida, relations between individuals, outsiders, refugees, migrants, community, sexual difference, good host, Algeria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640270
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640270.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith Still, author