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Technologies of hospitality: how planned encounters develop between strangers.
TLDR
It is shown that while mobility inevitably causes strangers to collide and interact, certain technologies of hospitality in use today create conditions for strangers to meet one another and engage in acts of hospitality – moments of intimacy, closeness or mutual understanding. Expand
Becoming Intimately Mobile
Contents: Ethnography of couch surfers and online hitchhiking websites - Negotiating of hospitality and homemaking in a mobile world - Mobilities - Mobility - Sociality - Hospitality - Homemaking -Expand
New friends in new places: Network formation during the migration process among Poles in the UK
Abstract This paper contributes to on-going work that seeks to understand the dynamic nature of immigrant social network formation. We explore three propositions, derived from the literature, thatExpand
‘Saving’ the City: Collective Low‐budget Organizing and Urban Practice
In recent discussions and popular accounts of social practices such as urban gardening, car sharing, coworking, food cooperatives, ticket sharing, and waste recycling, there seems to be an underlyingExpand
From Online Familiarity to Offline Trust: How a virtual community creates familiarity and trust between strangers
8.1 Inside Couchsurfing .................................................................................182 8.2 Online Community IdeologyExpand
On Knowing Too Much
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