Hospitality, Social Ties and Emotional Vulnerability: A Systematic Literature Review
This research aims to identify the relationship between social ties and hospitality, and emotional vulnerability in existing literature. The concepts and their possible relationships are initially discussed to set the basis for the subsequent analysis. The methodological procedure consisted of a systematic review of literature through the Scopus database, searching the terms “hospitality”, “weak ties theory” and “vulnerability” searched two at a time. Only articles that discussed these concepts were considered, resulting in an insignificant number of researches relating hospitality and the theory of strong and weak ties to the minimization of emotional vulnerability. This study contributes in a practical way to research areas that may be interested in reducing emotional vulnerability. As a theoretical contribution, it evidences a gap in the literature, which could become a potential field of study.
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