Contemporary Adulthood and the Night-Time Economy

  • Oliver┬áSmith

Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Oliver Smith
    Pages 1-22
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    Pages 23-40
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    Pages 41-60
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    Pages 61-82
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    Pages 83-97
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    Pages 98-116
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    Pages 117-136
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    Pages 137-151
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 176-204

About this book


This book examines the experiences of those dedicated drinkers at the forefront of the new night-time leisure industries that revolutionized the way we think about our city centres. Smith uses the night-time leisure economy as a lens through which to view the relationship between global consumer capital and the erosion of 'traditional' adulthood.


Alcohol binge drinking youth adulthood night time economy leisure capital economy identity Tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver┬áSmith
    • 1
  1. 1.Plymouth UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46605-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34452-6
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