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The symbolism of the hospitality: the categorical aspect

Author(s): Alina Poplavska
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: guest; hospitality; bread; embroidered towel; shaking hands; kiss; sitting;

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the categorical system of the symbolism of the hospitality. The folk tradition of the deferencial attitude to the "other", respectful acception him as a guest are manifested as a kind of matrix where the pattern of Ukrainian man behaviour and the ethnocultural formation of the society are forming. In this context, the hospitality is interpreted as the valuable spiritual universe. The concepts of guest, bread, embroidered towel, handshake, kiss are connected with it. Category hospitality is a link between the social, spiritual and cultural processes in the society.