Nikos Sotirakopoulos is a lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences in Loughborough University. He is also the author of the book The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: from New Left to Occupy. He is interested in economic sociology and is currently researching the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ and of digital markets in the ‘darknet’. He has also done research and published on how concepts such as economic growth and individual agency have been problematised in the narratives of the New Left and of the political and intellectual elites.
The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: From New Left to Occupy (Palgrave Macmillan 2016)
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