Contributors to Volume 5, Number 2

Michael Barry and David Mayson
Mike Barry is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geomatics at the University of Cape Town where he teaches GIS, Land Law and Land Tenure Systems, Cadastral Systems, and Surveying. He set up and directed the Department's postgraduate programme in GIS in 1993, which had a strong emphasis on strategic management in addition to technical theory. His primary research interests include the design and evaluation of cadastral systems during uncertainty and social transformation, and managing design and implementation issues in GIS. He has also published in the field of offshore engineering surveys on the basis of his practical experience, but he is no longer active in this area.

David Mayson obtained a Masters degree in Social Science from the University of Cape Town in 1991. since 1993, he has worked at Surplus People Project, an NGO involved in land reform and land restitution cases, where he currently fills the role of Research and Policy Co-ordinator. David was involved with the negotiations process leading up to the return of Elandskloof land and with the initial planning process.

Helen Busby
Helen Busby studied medical (social) anthropology at Brunel University and is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Health Research and Policy, University of Salford.
Steve Fenton, John Carter and Tariq Modood
Steve Fenton is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol. He has worked extensively in the field of ethnicity and recently published Ethnicity: Racism, Class and Culture Macmillan 1999. He has researched and published in the field of health and ethnicity; he is currently working on an ESRC funded project on young adults and labour markets, incorporating ethnic and gender dimensions.

John Carter is a lecturer in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University where he is currently researching ethnicity and labour markets.

Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. His many publications include (co-author) Ethnic Minorities in Britain: Diversity and Disadvantage (PSI, 1997), (ed) Church, State and Religious Minorities (PSI, 1997), (joint ed) Debating Cultural Hybridity (Zed Books, 1997) and (joint ed) The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe (Zed Books, 1997).

Richard Kiely, David McCrone, Frank Bechhofer and Robert Stewart
All four authors are at the University of Edinburgh. Richard Kiely and Robert Stewart are Research Fellows in the Research Centre for Social Sciences; Frank Bechhofer is Professor and University Fellow, Research Centre for Social Sciences and David McCrone is Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology.
Michael Lyne, Paul Zille and Douglas Graham
Michael Lyne is Professor in agricultural economics at he University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Paul Zille is manager of the Land Reform Credit Facility based at Khula Enterprise Finance Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Douglas Graham is Professor in rural finance at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Nicholas Pleace, Roger Burrows, Brian Loader, Steven Muncer and Sarah Nettleton
Nicholas Pleace has been a research fellow at the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York since 1991. His interests include homelessness and community care policy and he has a developing interest in the roles of ICTs in social policy. He is the website editor for Information, Communication and Society ( His full biography and publications are available at

Roger Burrows is a Reader in Social Policy and Co Director of the Centre for Housing Policy at the University Of York. A sociologist and a statistician by background, he has published extensively on issues relating to: housing; health; work and employment; and technology. His most recent books are the co-edited Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk (Sage, 1996) and Homelessness and Social Policy (Routledge, 1997). His full biography and publications are available at

Brian D. Loader is Co-Director of the Community Informatics Research & Applications Unit based at the University of Teesside, UK ( Recent publications include The Governance of Cyberspace (editor, Routledge, 1997), The Cyberspace Divide (Routledge, 1998), Digital Democracy (with Barry Hague, Routledge, 1999), and Cybercrime (with Doug Thomas, Routledge, 1999) He is also General Editor of the new international journal Information, Communication & Society

Steven Muncer is a psychologist at the University of Durham ( whose original research was in psycholinguistics and dealt with such areas as phrase structure, non human language, sign language and also reading. His more recent research has been in the general area of social psychology, with specific interests in aggression, social development and also network analysis and social representations. Recent publications include 'Network analysis and lay interpretations of loneliness: Some issues of consensus and representation' (in British Journal of Social Psychology 1997, 36, 537-551), 'Primacy of organising effects of testosterone' (in Behavioural and Brain Sciences 1998, 21;3, 365-66), The Social Child (edited, Psychology Press, 1998).

Sarah Nettleton is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy at the University of York ( . Prior to that she has taught sociology at a number of institutions including the University of London, the University of Surrey and the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Her research interests have fallen primarily within the sub-discipline of medical sociology. She has researched into areas such as: dental health; health promotion; pharmacy; housing and health; and 'lay' knowledge of health and illness. She is the author of The Sociology of Health and Illness (Polity Press, 1995) and has co-edited a number of books including The Sociology of Health Promotion: Critical Analyses of Consumption, Lifestyle and Risk (Routledge, 1995) and The Body in Everyday Life (Routledge,1998).

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