Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

Edited by Samuel Cameron, formerly Professor of Economics, University of Bradford, UK

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.

2013 576 pp Paperback 978 0 85793 524 3 £59.20 £47.00 $59.20 $74.00
2012 576 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 404 1 £244.80 £184.00 $244.80 $272.00

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