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Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

Edited by Samuel Cameron ()

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Abstract: Surprisingly, the field of leisure economics is not, thus far, a particularly integrated or coherent one. In this Handbook a wide ranging body of international scholars get to grips with the core issues, taking in the traditional income/leisure choice model of textbook microeconomics and Becker’s allocation of time model along the way. They expertly apply economics to some usually neglected topics, such as boredom and sleeping, work–life balance, dating, tourism, health and fitness, sport, video games, social networking, music festivals and sex. Contributions from further afield by Veblen, Sctivosky and Bourdieu also feature prominently.

Keywords: Development Studies; Economics and Finance; Environment; Geography; Social Policy and Sociology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781848444041
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Overview of the Economics of Leisure Downloads
Samuel Cameron
Ch 2 On Economics, Leisure and Much More Downloads
Alessandro Balestrino
Ch 3 Towards a Bourdieusian Economics of Leisure Downloads
Andrew B. Trigg
Ch 4 Leisure and Subjective Well-being Downloads
Victoria Ateca-Amestoy
Ch 5 The Economics of Sleep and Boredom Downloads
Samuel Cameron
Ch 6 Half Full or Half Empty: The Economics of Work–Life Balance Downloads
Samuel Cameron and Mark Fox
Ch 7 Working from Home: Leisure Gain or Leisure Loss? Downloads
Samuel Cameron and Mark Fox
Ch 8 Contradictions of Capitalism in Health and Fitness Leisure Downloads
Simeon Scott
Ch 9 Dating as Leisure Downloads
Véronique Flambard, Nicolas Vaillant and François-Charles Wolff
Ch 10 Home Improvements Downloads
Peter Earl and Ti-Ching Peng
Ch 11 Reconsidering the Silk Road: Tourism in the Context of Regionalism and Trade Patterns Downloads
Karen Jackson
Ch 12 Leisure Tribe-onomics Downloads
Darragh O’Reilly
Ch 13 The Significance of Commercial Music Festivals Downloads
Gretchen Larsen and Stephanie Hussels
Ch 14 The Rise and Decline of Drive-in Cinemas in the United States Downloads
Mark Fox and Grant Black
Ch 15 Entertainment and Economic Contributions of the Indian Hindi Movie Industry Downloads
Rajesh K. Pillania and Subhojit Banerjee
Ch 16 Leisure Time, Cinema and the Structure of Household Entertainment Expenditure, 1890–1940 Downloads
Gerben Bakker
Ch 17 Long-run Trends and Factors in Attendance Patterns in Sport: Australian Football League, 1945–2009 Downloads
Liam Lenten
Ch 18 The Changing Demands of Leisure Time: The Emergence of Twenty20 Cricket Downloads
David Paton and Andrew Cooke
Ch 19 The Economics of the Video-gaming Leisure Market Downloads
Joe Cox
Ch 20 Competitive Forces in the US Recreational Vehicle Industry Downloads
Mark Fox, Lane David and Grant Black
Ch 21 Magazines Downloads
Gillian Doyle
Ch 22 The Impact of New Technology on Leisure Networks Downloads
Vincent Fitzsimons
Ch 23 Girls Just Want to Have Fun? Internet Leisure and Women’s Empowerment in Jordan Downloads
Deborah L. Wheeler and Lauren Mintz
Ch 24 Sexual Leisure Markets Downloads
Alan Collins

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