Volume 9 – 2019 (0005)

A hospitalidade como princípio ético e prática social

Adalberto Dias de Carvalho 1

1 ISCET – High Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences, Porto, Portugal

To cite this text:

Carvalho, A. D. (2019), A hospitalidade como princípio ético e prática social, Percursos & Ideias, Vol. 9, pp. 65-72.

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With the problem of hospitality, the ethical sphere of tourism also emerges as an anthropological and sociological phenomenon, with emphasis on the relationship between the individuality and sociality, that is, the connections between what is one’s own domain and the domain of otherness. Avoiding the demagogic discourses which intend to expand the idea that tourism is, at the outset, a practice that, without further, brings people together, it is important to emphasize that, in the case of a phenomenon that involves, in principle, the visit from one to the habitat of others, contains an intrusive potential of one in relation to the others – and the eventual reaction of these to the first – and, therefore, a potential for conflict.


Hospitality, Ethics, Anthropology, Interculturality, Otherness.


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