Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Emotional Economy of Holidaymaking – Health, Pleasure, and Class in Britain, 1870-1918 - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Emotional Economy of Holidaymaking: Health, Pleasure, and Class in Britain, 1870-1918

Yaara Benger Alaluf


It is often taken for granted that holiday resorts sell intangible commodities such as freedom, enjoyment, pleasure, and relaxation. But how did the desire for a ‘happy holiday’ emerge, how was ‘the right to rest’ legitimized, and how are emotions produced by commercial enterprises? To answer these questions, The Emotional Economy of Holidaymaking explores the rise of popular holidaymaking in late-nineteenth-century Britain. Drawing on a wide range of texts, including medical literature, parliamentary debates, advertisements, travel guides, and personal accounts, the book unravels the role emo ... More

Keywords: history of emotions, tourism history, emotions and consumption, work and leisure, commodification of emotions, history of psychology, historical sociology, history of consumption, leisure studies, moral economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198866152
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198866152.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yaara Benger Alaluf, author
Historian and Sociologist of Tourism Consumption and Emotions