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Making guests, making ‘liveliness’: the transformative substances and sounds of Manggarai hospitality

Allerton, Catherine (2012) Making guests, making ‘liveliness’: the transformative substances and sounds of Manggarai hospitality. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 18 (s1). s49-s62. ISSN 1467-9655

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Abstract

This paper analyses two key aspects of Manggarai hospitality: the making of ‘liveliness’ and the making of guests. Liveliness is an affect produced at crowded and noisy events where stimulants and food are consumed. However, being lively is also an interpersonal quality demonstrated in everyday visiting. Having outlined the significance of liveliness, I examine the transformative role of hospitality substances and sounds in three key event-types: those for affines, for wage labourers, and for spirits. I show how ‘making guests’ involves the entanglement of food, bodily substance, money, and speech, and allows important but potentially difficult exchanges to take place.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28...
Additional Information: © 2012 Royal Anthropological Institute
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 09:26
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41064/

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