Nathan Manning

Dr Nathan Manning

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Nathan joined The University of Adelaide in July 2018. Prior to this he worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of York, UK and as Research Fellow at the University of Bradford, UK.

Nathan has research interests which largely fit within political sociology, with a focus on young citizens, political dissatisfaction and disengagement and the role of emotions in politics and citizenship. He is currently working on a book with Brain Loader (University of York) which will explore notions of the political self. He also continues to pursue work based on the Mass Observation Project which explores the emotional dimensions of dutiful forms of citizenship.

His most recent research project was undertaken with Brian Loader and Amanda Mason-Jones (University of York), and was based in Hartlepool, UK. The project used participatory research methods and involved young people working with artists, academics and the local council to help shape local policy around issues of mental health. View a short video of the project at this link -

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Manning, N. (2018). The veil of duty: can dutiful forms of citizenship mask feelings of political dissatisfaction?. British Politics, 13(4), 467-483.
    2017 Manning, N., Penfold-Mounce, R., Loader, B., Vromen, A., & Xenos, M. (2017). Politicians, celebrities and social media: a case of informalisation?. Journal of Youth Studies, 20(2), 127-144.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2014 Manning, N. (2014). The relational self and the political engagements of young adults. Journal of Sociology, 50(4), 486-500.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    2014 Manning, N., & Holmes, M. (2014). Political Emotions: A Role for Feelings of Affinity in Citizens’ (Dis)Engagements with Electoral Politics?. Sociology, 48(4), 698-714.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
    2014 Manning, N., & Edwards, K. (2014). Why has civic education failed to increase young people's political participation?. Sociological Research Online, 19(1), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS8
    2014 Manning, N., & Edwards, K. (2014). Does civic education for young people increase political participation? A systematic review. Educational Review, 66(1), 22-45.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS16
    2014 Manning, N. P. (2014). The Relational self and Young People’s Engagements with Politics. Journal of Sociology.
    2013 Holmes, M., & Manning, N. (2013). 'Them that runs the country don't know what they're doing': Political dissatisfaction amongst members of the white working class. Sociological Review, 61(3), 479-498.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7
    2013 Manning, N., & Holmes, M. (2013). 'He's snooty 'im': Exploring 'white working class' political disengagement. Citizenship Studies, 17(3-4), 479-490.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS14
    2013 Manning, N. (2013). 'I mainly look at things on an issue by issue basis': Reflexivity and phronêsis in young people's political engagements. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(1), 17-33.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS31
    2010 Manning, N. (2010). Tensions in young people's conceptualisation and practice of politics. Sociological Research Online, 15(4), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS10
    2008 Manning, N., & Gyi, A. A. (2008). Experience of informal caregivers looking after people receiving chemotherapy to treat lung cancer: A systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 6(17 Suppl), 1-10.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2015 Manning, N. (Ed.) (2015). Political (dis)engagement the changing nature of the ‘political’.
    2015 Manning, N. (Ed.) (2015). Political (dis)engagement the changing nature of the ‘political’.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Manning, N. (2015). Conclusion: Politics as open-ended process. In N. Manning (Ed.), Political (dis)Engagement the Changing Nature of the 'Political' (pp. 239-246). United Kingdom: Policy Press.
    2015 Manning, N. (2015). Feeling politics: The importance of emotions for understanding electoral (dis)engagement. In N. Manning (Ed.), Political (dis)Engagement the Changing Nature of the 'Political' (pp. 107-130). United Kingdom: Policy Press.
    2015 Manning, N. (2015). Introduction. In N. Manning (Ed.), Political (dis)engagement: The Changing Nature of the 'political' (Vol. 347, pp. 1-24). United Kingdom: Policy Press.
    2013 Downey, G. (2013). Introduction. In G. Downey (Ed.), Domestic interiors: representing homes from the Victorians to the Moderns (Vol. 9345, 1 ed., pp. 1-11). London: Bloomsbury.
    DOI WoS1
    2012 Manning, N. (2012). Conclusion. In K. Hannes, & C. Lockwood (Eds.), Synthesizing qualitative research: choosing the right approach (1 ed., pp. 161-171). United Kingdom: Wiley.
    2010 Shaw, J., & Auner, J. (2010). Introduction. In J. Shaw, & J. Auner (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg (pp. 1-12). New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
    DOI WoS142
  • NHMRC Endorsed Guidelines

    Year Citation
    2010 Publication status: Published
    Title: Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare
    Authors: Coates E, Pearson A, Gyi A, Konno R, Manning N, Xue Y, Court A
    Author affiliation: A1066164-A1070337-A1125843-A1143500-A1056646-A1096507-A1126461
    Pagination: 0 pages
    Publication date: 2010
    Language: en
    Notes: Migrated record 20140814
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 14 August 2014

Nathan is the Programme Coordinator for the Bachelor of Sociology and currently teaches the following courses:

Social Problems (SOCI 1004)

Sociological Theory in Action (SOCI 2009)

  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134938
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 1
  • Room: 131
  • Org Unit: Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies

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