Within the framework of a general reflection on the relationship between “home” and hospitality, a multidisciplinary review of literature shows that the foundations of the concept of “home” are based around space, time, identity and sociality. Their interactions generate specific dialectics, the most important of which seems to be inside-outside, private-public, free-constrained and individual-collective. Theoretical derivations on hospitality, place-attachment and place-appropriation follow. Then, the first step of a scale building process is undertaken, which makes the theoretical dimensions of the home concept emerge.
Text: VERS UNE APPROCHE DE L’HOSPITALITE AU TRAVERS D’UNE MESURE DU
CONCEPT DE « CHEZ-SOI » VERONIQUE COVA
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