Chris Harris, Nickie Charles and Charlotte Davies

Chris Harris

Chris Harris is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at University of Wales Swansea. He is co-author with Colin Rosser of The Family and Social Change, Routledge , 1965and author (inter alia) of The Family, Allen and Unwin,1969; The Family and Industrial Society, Allen and Unwin, 1983 and Kinship, Open University,1990

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Nickie Charles

Nickie Charles is Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick. With her co-authors she has recently completed a restudy of research into the family and social change carried out in the 1960s in Swansea and is currently working on the book of the project. She is also involved in a new, ESRC-funded project, 'Gender and political processes in the context of devolution' which will take devolved government in Wales as a case study. Her most recent books are Gender in Modern Britain (2002 Oxford University Press) and Feminism, the State and Social Policy (2000 Macmillan).

Centre for the Study of Women and Gender
Department of Sociology
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
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Charlotte Davies

Charlotte Aull Davies is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Wales Swansea. She has researched and published on nationalism and national identity; learning disabilities and personal identity, understandings of personhood, and community care policies; feminism and nationalism; the Welsh language and identity; and performance and ritual in the Welsh National Eisteddfod. She is currently involved in a major project looking at gender and political processes in the context of devolution. Published books: Welsh Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: The Ethnic Option and the Modern State (Praeger, 1989); Reflexive Ethnography (Routledge, 1999); and Welsh Communities: New Ethnographic Perspectives (co-editor with S. Jones, University of Wales Press, 2003).

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