Amanda Coffey is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff. With a first degree in Social Policy from Exeter and Masters in Gender and Social Policy from Bristol she took her PhD at Cardiff, based on an ethnographic study of graduate accountants. Her book, Making Sense of Qualitative Data (co-authored with Paul Atkinson) is published by Sage in early 1996.
Beverley Holbrook is a Lecturer in Information Technology in the School of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff. She has a Master's degree and a D.Phil from the University of Sussex, where she specialised in technology policy. She was recently a research fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London. She has a number of forthcoming publications on shopping consumption and identity.
Paul Atkinson is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff. His recent books include: Medical Talk and Medical Work; Fighting Familiarity (with Sara Delamont); Microcomputing and Qualitative Data Analysis (with Anna Weaver); and the second edition of Ethnography: Principles in Practice (with Martyn Hammersley).
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