In Greece, xenia ξενία, or philoxenia, is a sort of kindness showing hospitality to those who are far from home. (Greek lg, Greek wr)

En Grèce, xenia ξενία, ou philoxenia, est une forme de gentillesse témoignant de l'hospitalité à ceux qui sont loin de chez eux.

What is kindness? How to define it? From the kindness brought to thwart the designs of Baba Yaga, to that of Empress Ma wanting to save the people, how has kindness been considered? How was wickedness considered? How was generosity shown? How was violence experienced? How was anger manifested? What is the place of goodness in today's world? What place do these feelings take in the digital environment? (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce que la gentillesse ? Comment la définir ? De la bienveillance apportée pour déjouer les desseins de Baba Yaga, à celle de l’impératrice Ma voulant sauver le peuple, comment a–t–on considéré la bonté ? Comment a–t–on considéré la méchanceté ? Comment s’est manifestée la générosité ? Comment a–t–on vécu la violence ? Comment s’est manifestée la colère ? Quelle place le monde actuel accorde–t–il à la bonté ? Quelle place prennent ces sentiments dans l’environnement numérique ?... (à compléter)


Teranga is the true hospitality in Senegal (Wolof lg).

Teranga est la véritable hospitalité au Sénéga.

What are greetings? How to define them? From the Maori hongi to the Filipino mano or the Indian namaste, how do we mobilize them in an ordinary or rarer way? How have we greeted each other throughout the history of societies? How have they been thanked? Have they apologized? Was forgiveness shown? How important are greetings in our relationship to others? What values do we place on them and why? Does digital technology transform the notion of greetings? apologies? thanks? How? (to be completed)

Que sont les salutations ? Comment les définir ? Du hongi maori au mano philippin ou au namaste indien, comment les mobilisons-nous de manière ordinaire ou plus rare ? Comment s’est-on salué au cours de l’histoire des sociétés ? Comment a-t-on remercié ? S’est-on excusé ? A-t-on pardonné? Quelle importance accorder aux salutations dans notre relation aux autres ? Quelles valeurs y placer et pourquoi ? Le numérique transforme-t-il la notion de salutations ? d’excuses ? de remerciement ? Comment ?... (à compléter)

Teranga, the soul of Senegal

Teranga, the soul of Senegal

“A term from the Wolof language
A term that encompasses their spirit
A word that mixes hospitality, sharing and solidarity that the Senegalese have
Towards others
A term which expresses
The strong camaraderie present between the different communities and ethnic groups of the country
It is not the Lions of Teranga who will deny it ...
Teranga, the soul of Senegal ...”

« Un terme de la langue wolof

Un terme qui évoque à la fois les valeurs d’hospitalité,
De partage et de solidarité des Sénégalais envers celui ou celle qui vient

Un terme qui exprime pareillement
La forte camaraderie présente
Entre les différentes communautés et ethnies du pays
Et ce ne sont pas les Lions de la Teranga
Qui le démentiront…

Teranga, l’âme du Sénégal… »

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Prakash Reddy Travelled To Denmark…

Throughout history, it has mostly been Western anthropologists who travelled to India to study daily life in all its aspects. In 1989, however, the Indian anthropologist, Prakash Reddy, turned the tables on this Eurocentric trend and travelled to Denmark. Here he did fieldwork in the small village of Hvilsager and set out to study the daily life of its inhabitants. The result was the book 'Danes are like that! Perspectives of an Indian anthropologist on the Danish society'. Reddy highlights the many differences between Danish and Indian culture. [A Culture Shock] A major difference, and a culture shock for Reddy, was the Danish understanding and ways of engaging with hospitality, community and socialising. One of the first things Reddy noticed when he arrived in the village was that hardly anyone came to welcome him. Rather, they watched him from behind their curtains and did not greet him or welcome him at all. In contrast, according to Reddy, if a Danish anthropologist had arrived in an Indian village the entire population would have come to say hello and expressed their curiosity. Reddy felt rather alone, and critiqued the way in which individuals in Danish society are often isolated to the extent, he argued, that the village entirely lacked a sense of community.

- 400years.dk

Hospitality - Libère Tumba

Chez moi, il y a une ouverture qu’on retrouve presque partout en Afrique, c’est l’esprit d’hospitalité. Non pas simplement celle qui émane de ceux qui sont chez eux et reçoivent des gens qui arrivent, des étrangers , mais l’hospitalité qu’on peut voir aussi dans le regard de l’autre… Celui qui arrive, est-ce qu’il est disposé à partager la même hospitalité ? Est-ce qu’il est à même de l’accepter ou pas ?

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