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Sexual Leisure Markets

Alan Collins ()

Chapter 24 in Handbook on the Economics of Leisure, 2011 from Edward Elgar Publishing

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)
Date: 2011
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