Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

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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 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, worka€“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. Applying a mix of both theoretical and empirical data, undergraduate students in modules on sport/leisure economics as well as sport/leisure management will find this important resource invaluable.Linder, S.B. (1970), The Harried Leisure Class, New York: Columbia University Press. ... W08a€“2, April, available at: www.jchs.harvard.edu/publica tions/ remodeling/w08-2_park.pdf (accessed 1 October 2009). Peng, T.-C. (2009), a#39;A pluralistic analysis ofhousing renovation choices in Brisbanea#39;, unpublished PhD thesis, School of Economics, University of ... Philips, D. (2005), a#39;Transforming scenes: the television interior makeovera#39;, International Journal of Cultural Studies , 8 (2), 213a€“29.

Title:Handbook on the Economics of Leisure
Author: Samuel Cameron
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011-01-01

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