Emerald Studies In Deviant Leisure

Emerald Studies in Deviant Leisure offers an outlet for further exploration of the relationship between commodified leisure and harm. The series provides a new forum for publications that explore the harms of commodified leisure against a wider backdrop of consumerism and global capitalism.

This series transcends disciplinary boundaries, inviting proposals for books from the fields of criminology, sociology, youth studies, leisure and tourism studies, cultural geography, urban studies and many more.

We welcome proposals for monographs, edited collections and short books (between 20,000-50,000 words). Contributions from early career researchers are particularly welcome.

Example topics include but are not limited to:

  • the night-time economy, drugs, and violence
  • gambling
  • social media
  • leisure in a digital era
  • leisure, transgression and space
  • tourism, luxury and environmental harm
  • sport, drugs and harm
  • theoretical discussions of consumerism
  • work, leisure and harm

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editors via email:

Thomas Raymen
Plymouth University, UK (Thomas.raymen@plymouth.ac.uk)
Oliver Smith
Plymouth University, UK
Tara Brabazon
Flinders University, Australia


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