Contributors to Volume 7, Number 1

Les Back
Les Back is Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London. His recent books include Out of Whiteness: Color, Politics and Culture (with Vron Ware University of Chicago Press, 2002) and the Changing Face of Football: Racism and Multicultre in the English Game (with Tim Crabbe and John Solomos Berg, 2001).

Moses Boudourides and Gerasimos Antypas
Moses A. Boudourides <> is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics <> of the University of Patras <> in Greece. His work in mathematics is on dynamical systems (chaos, fractals and complexity). He is also working on mathematical sociology (social & policy networks), Internet research and Science and Technology Studies.

Gerasimos P. Antypas <> is a graduate student in the programme 'Computational Mathematics and Informatics' at the Department of Mathematics <> of the University of Patras in Greece. He is also working as a software designer in the VoIP Department of Intracom S.A. <>.

Paul Crawshaw and Donald Simpson
Dr. Donald Simpson is a Research Associate at the Institute of Education, University of London. He was formerly a researcher and lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Teesside where the research reported in this paper was completed. His research interests are in the areas of the history of education, sociology of education policy, evaluation research in education and educational/ social research methods. His two most recent publications can be found in Educational Studies (2000, Vol. 26(3)) (co-authored with Mark Cieslik) ?Expanding Study Support Nationally: Implications from an Evaluation of the East Middlesbrough Education Action Zone's Programme and Research in Education (2001, No 66, November.) 'The Impact of Breakfast Clubs on Pupil Attendance and Punctuality'.

Paul Crawshaw is a Lecturer in Research Methods in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside. He was formerly a researcher and lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Teesside where the research reported in this paper was completed. His main research interests are in the areas of the sociology of health and illness, the sociology of risk and evaluating community interventions. He also has interests in youth research and has published in this area. His two most recent publications can be found in Youth and Policy (2002) No. 73, 'Negotiating Space in the Risky Community' and Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care (2002) (published by Taylor and Francis and edited by Alan Petersen and Sara Henderson) (co-authored with Robin Bunton) 'Consuming Men's Health: Risk, Ritual and Ambivalence in Popular Men's Magazines'.

Heather D'Cruz
Heather D'Cruz is a Lecturer in Social Work at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Prior to 'becoming an academic' in 1996, Heather was employed for eighteen years in a public sector child and family welfare organisation in a variety of roles, including as a social worker with children and families, and as a policy and research officer.
Rosalind Edwards, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Maren Bak and Jane Ribben McCarthy
Rosalind Edwards is Professor in Social Policy, and Director of the Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group, at South Bank University. She has carried out research on a variety of family issues. Recent publications include: Lone Mothers, Paid Work and Gendered Moral Rationalities (with S. Duncan, Macmillan, 1999); Risk and Citizenship: Key Issues in Welfare (edited with J. Glover, RoutledgeFalmer, 2001); Children, Home and School: Regulation, Autonomy or Connection? (edited, RoutledgeFalmer, 2002); and Making Families: Moral Tales of Parenting and Step-Parenting (with J. Ribbens McCarthy and V. Gillies, sociologypress, 2002). She co-edits (with J. Brannen) The International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory and Practice.

Margareta Bäck-Wiklund is Professor of Social Work and Family Policy at the Göteborg University, and heads the programme 'Parenting and Childhood in Modern Family Cultures'. The programme includes studies of single mothers, step-families, foster families, as well as nuclear families, and explores changing gender roles, identities and relations.

Maren Bak is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Göteborg University. Her research focuses on women's and children's everyday life and new family patterns in the Nordic welfare states, as well as from an international development perspective.

Jane Ribbens McCarthy is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University. Her long-standing interests include family lives generally, and parent-child relationships in particular. Current interests include young people and bereavement. Major publications include Mothers and Their Children: A Feminist Sociology of Childrearing (Sage, 1994); Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research: Public Knowledge and Private Lives (edited with R. Edwards, Sage, 1998); 'Pulling Together, Pulling Apart': The Family Lives of Young People (with V. Gillies and J. Holland, Family Policy Studies Centre/Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2001); and Making Families: Moral Tales of Parenting and Step-Parenting (with R. Edwards and V. Gillies, sociologypress, 2002).

Janet Finch and David Morgan
Janet Finch is a sociologist whose work on family relationships also encompassed gender and social policy. She is Vice-Chancellor of Keele University.

David Morgan is an Emeritus Professor in sociology at the University of Manchester. He also holds a part-time, 'Professor 2' appointment at NTNU, Trondheim. He has written extensively on family and gender relations.

Mike Hepworth
Mike Hepworth is Reader in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen and Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Abertay Dundee. His research interests include

visual and verbal images of ageing and his most recent book is Stories of Ageing, Open University Press. He is currently writing up a study of images of ageing in Victorian art, 1850-1901.

Alex Law
Alex Law is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Abertay Dundee. He has published on Walter Benjamin and film, national identity and the Scottish press, and industrial restructuring. He is currently writing a book provisionally titled The Social Geometry of Nations.
Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield. He has done field research in Northern Ireland, England, Wales, and Denmark. Among his publications are: 'Lads, Citizens and Ordinary Kids' (1983), 'Racism and Recruitment' (1986), 'Pierre Bourdieu' (1992, second edition 2002), 'Social Identity' (1996), 'Rethinking Ethnicity' (1997), and 'Foundations of Sociology' (2002).
John Ryan, James Hawdon and Allison Branick
John Ryan
Virginia Tech

John Ryan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech. His research interests are in complex organizations, culture, community and applied sociology.

James Hawdon
Clemson University

James Hawdon is Associate professor of Sociology at Clemson University. His research interests are in the areas of organizations, community development and criminal justice.

Allison Branick
Society for Human Resource Management

Allison Branick is a research specialist with the Society for Human Resource Development. She holds an MS degree in Applied Sociology from Clemson University.

Tim Strangleman

Tim Strangleman is a lecturer in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. He has a long-standing research interest in management and labour in the railway industry. He is just completing a book on railway privatisation and its effects on the workforce 'Work Identity at the End of the Line' which will be published by Sociologypress later this year <>.
Steve Taylor
Dr. Steve Taylor is a Principal Lecturer in Sociology within the School of Social Sciences at the University of Teesside. Address for Correspondence: School of Social Sciences, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough TS1 3BA, UK; e-mail:
Anna Triandafyllidou
Anna Triandafyllidou (born 1968) studied sociology at Panteion University in Athens and the European University Institute in Florence where she obtained her PhD in 1995. She has held teaching and research positions in Belgium (Secretariat General of the European Commission), Britain (University of Surrey; London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Bristol), Italy (National Research Council; European University Institute), and the U.S. (New York University). She currently works at the EUI in Florence where she coordinates two international research projects, one on Immigration Policy Implementation in Europe, and the second on Representations of Europe and the Nation in Current and Prospective Member States. She is the author of four books and numerous articles on nationalism, immigration and communication.

Stephen Vertigans and Philip Sutton
PHILIP W. SUTTON is author of Explaining Environmentalism, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000, and is currently writing a book, Environment and Society for Palgrave Press. Research interests are in social movements and sociological theory.

STEPHEN VERTIGANS is currently in discussions to publish Islamic Roots and Resurgence in Turkey, an adaptation of his PhD thesis The Turkish Paradox: A Case Study of Islamic and Secular Influences on the Socialization of Turkish students Based in Great Britain (1999). He is researching Islamic movements.

The authors are working on joint research into the role of social movements in globalizing processes.

John Walls
I am currently a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Environmental Risk, UEA. I have published previously on the activities of animal rights organisations. My current interests revolve around public perceptions of risk and trust in institutions (a Health and Safety Executive sponsored project), as well as the outcomes of tensions between performance targets and health and safety on the privatised rail system (sponsored by HM Railways Inspectorate).

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