Tales of Hospitality: France, North Africa, and the Mediterranean

Since the Revolution, France has declared itself a haven for refugees from all countries. Yet, a series of laws and often fierce debates have recently marred this benevolence with sometimes dramatic limitations. Keeping in mind different models of hospitality in the Western, Mediterranean, and Arab traditions, we will examine the 'case study' of France and North Africa by comparing ethical and political, individual and collective models of hospitality. We will address issues such as immigration, nationality, and cultural identity and reflect on what it means to welcome a stranger.
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009336
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357
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327