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Hospitality, Culture and Regeneration: Urban decay, entrepreneurship and the "ruin" bars of Budapest.

Lugosi, P., Bell, D. and Lugosi, K., 2010. Hospitality, Culture and Regeneration: Urban decay, entrepreneurship and the "ruin" bars of Budapest. Urban Studies, 47 (14), 3079-3101.

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This paper considers the relationships between hospitality, culture and urban regeneration through an examination of rom (ruin) venues, which operate in dilapidated buildings in Budapest, Hungary. The paper reviews previous work on culture and urban regeneration in order to locate the role of hospitality within emerging debates. It subsequently interrogates the evolution of the rom phenomenon and demonstrates how, in this context, hospitality thrives because of social and physical decay in urban locations, how operators and entrepreneurs exploit conflicts among various actors involved in regeneration, and how hospitality may be mobilised purposefully in the regeneration process. The paper demonstrates how networked entrepreneurship maintains these operations and how various forms of cultural production are entangled and mobilised in the venues’ hospitality propositions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:hospitality, culture, regeneration, budapest, hungary, bar, pub, ruin, rom, urban, geography, szimpla, szoda, fecske, west balkan, mumus, kuplung, gozsdu, jewish, kocsma, kert
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:17359
Deposited By: Dr Peter Lugosi LEFT
Deposited On:14 Feb 2011 14:08
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:37

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