Home and Commercial Hospitality Rituals in Arab Gulf Countries

Rana Sobh, Qatar University, Qatar
Russell Belk, York University, Canada
Jonathan Wilson, University of Greenwich, UK
Karim Ginena, College of Graduate Islamic Studies
Using depth-interviews and observations of domestic and commercial hospitality rituals in Qatar and the UAE, we explore culturally constructed meanings of hospitality rituals in Arab Gulf States. We examine associated performative symbolic constructions of ethnic identity as well as complexities arising when Bedouin rituals of hospitality are urbanized and commoditized.
[ to cite ]:
Rana Sobh, Russell Belk, Jonathan Wilson, and Karim Ginena (2012) ,"Home and Commercial Hospitality Rituals in Arab Gulf Countries", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep G├╝rhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 5-8.