Scotland’s future, hospitality and social healing

Phipps, A. (2014) Scotland’s future, hospitality and social healing. Hospitality and Society, 4(2), pp. 179-192. (doi: 10.1386/hosp.4.2.179_7)

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The Referendum on Independence for Scotland, 18 September 2014, provides the context for this article. The Referendum is controversial. It focuses on the right of people to self-determination. The controversies of how a nation might constitute itself have been an important feature of wide-ranging grassroots discussions and political meetings since the date of the Referendum was announced and the White Paper: Scotland’s Future was published in November 2013. This article charts the controversies of who might be a member of a future nation, and what happens when decision-making occurs, in refugee and asylum determination cases, to exclude or to set aside humanitarian protection for political purposes. As such this article provides a note from present day controversies around hospitality and society and the way these terms are contested in national and community struggles for inclusion, protection and justice.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Phipps, Professor Alison
Authors: Phipps, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy
Journal Name:Hospitality and Society
Publisher:Intellect Ltd.
ISSN (Online):2042-7921

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