Dr Luke Yates

Lecturer (Sociology)

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Biography

I came to Manchester University in 2008, having first studied at the University of Warwick. My research focuses on collective action, politics and everyday consumption practices. 

I’m particularly interested in how these play out in processes of change such as through protests and occupations, politicised forms of consumption and lifestyle, and in the organisation of daily life. Currently, I'm looking at changes in the new economy: platform business models are transforming the way capitalism, employment and cities work, and what everyday life looks like. My research aims to compare and explain these shifts by looking at the conflicts and collective action that surround them. 

This combines research projects I have worked on previously and in some cases am still working on. I explored social movements and civil society, changes in everyday practices (around housing and food), the politics and sustainability of 'sharing', and 'everyday' and lifestyle politics. See my Research and Publications tabs for more detail. 

I chair Manchester’s long-standing research group on social movements movements@manchester, and am a researcher in the Sustainable Consumption Institute and the Morgan Centre for the Study of Everyday Lives. I am reviews editor at Social Movements Studies and serve on the ESA Sociology of Consumption research network board. 

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