Rosemary Deem and Rachel Johnson
Rosemary Deem is Professor of Education at the University of Bristol and a former Chair of the British Sociological Association: she directed the Economic and Social Research Council funded project 'New Managerialism and the Management of UK Universities' (RO 23 7661) on which this paper is based.Barbara A. Misztal
Barbara A. Misztal is Professor of Sociology at Leicester University. She worked at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Griffith University, Australia She is the author of Theories of Social Remembering (Open University Press, 2003), Informality. Social Theory and Contemporary Practice( Routledge 2000), Trust in Modern Society ( Polity, 1996), as well co-editor of Action on AIDS, Greenwood Press 1990.Heather Paris
The author is an established freelance researcher in the arts and social sciences. She is also an experienced visual artist. Heather Paris is currently an associate researcher with the University of Central Lancashire's department of historical and critical studies, following successful completion of her doctorate in 2001. Her work concerns pictured childhood and what the visual part of the historical record can tell us about attitudes towards children in society.Gillian Reynolds and Gayle Letherby
Gillian Reynolds is an experienced sociologist and social researcher, part-time grandparent and professing Christian. She was awarded a PhD in 1994 for her qualitative research among disabled people. Since 1999 she has been semi-retired, opting for a less affluent lifestyle instead of a life of 'no time', 'no choice', 'no control'. During full-time academic employment, and since semi-retirement, she has undertaken - alone or as part of a team - a number of funded research projects for various agencies, including a Health Authority, several County Councils, an Anglican Diocese, and Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The projects have explored areas such as experiences of illness, employment, training, and church life among disabled people; young people's homelessness; young people in care; and community profiling. She has also spoken and published on a wide variety of issues including disability, accessible churches, gender, employment and training, higher education, and a social history of a Parish church.
Gayle Letherby is Reader in the Sociology of Gender at Coventry University, where she is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Justice. Key research and writing interests include motherhood/non-motherhood; reproductive identities, method, methodology and epistemology and working and learning in higher education. Many of these interests are grounded in the autobiographical and this is true of Gayle's interest in trains and train travel also.Sue Wise and Liz Stanley
Sue Wise is Professor of Social Justice at Lancaster University. Research interests include feminist theory and methodology, new social movements, social justice, and children's rights. Current preoccupations concern UK civil partnership debates and legislation, and how ideas about feminist epistemology and epistemology might be developed.