Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

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Samuel Cameron
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Social Science - 576 pages
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This interdisciplinary Handbook combines both mainstream and heterodox economics to assess the nature, scope and importance of leisure activities. Surprisingly, the field of leisure economics is not, thus far, a particularly integrated or coherent one. In
 

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Contents

1 Overview of the economics of leisure
1
PART I ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF LEISURE
13
2 On economics leisure and much more
15
3 Towards a Bourdieusian economics of leisure
38
4 Leisure and subjective wellbeing
52
PART II WORKLEISURE BALANCE
77
5 The economics of sleep and boredom
79
the economics of worklife balance
100
13 The significance of commercial music festivals
250
14 The rise and decline of drivein cinemas in the United States
271
15 Entertainment and economic contributions of the Indian Hindi movie industry
299
16 Leisure time cinema and the structure of household entertainment expenditure18901940
315
Australian Football League 19452009
360
the emergence of Twenty20 cricket
381
PART V DIVERSIONS AND PERVERSIONS
405
19 The economics of the videogaming leisure market
407

leisure gain or leisure loss?
128
8 Contradictions of capitalism in health and fitness leisure
153
PART III PEOPLE AND PLACES AS LEISURE
177
9 Dating as leisure
179
10 Home improvements
197
tourism in the context of regionalism and trade patterns
221
PART IV SPECTATING AND EVENTS
237
12 Leisure tribeonomics
239
20 Competitive forces in the US recreational vehicle industry
428
21 Magazines
453
22 The impact of new technology on leisure networks
470
23 Girls just want to have fun? Internet leisure and womens empowerment in Jordan
496
24 Sexual leisure markets
517
Index
539
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Edited by Samuel Cameron, formerly Professor of Economics, University of Bradford, UK

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