Contributors to Volume 6, Number 3

Meryl Aldridge
Meryl Aldridge is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham where her research and teaching activities centre on news media. Her particular interests are in newspapers as organizations; the regional press; journalism as an occupation; media for women; women's work in news media and, most recently, media representations of 'food scares' and other science-related controversies.
Edmund Chattoe and Nigel Gilbert
Edmund Chattoe ( is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford, Littlegate House, St Ebbes, OX1 1PT. His research interests include computer simulation, social decision-making and consumer behaviour.

Nigel Gilbert ( is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He has been interested in the application of computational modelling to the understanding of social phenomena since he hosted the Simulating Societies symposium in Guildford (UK) in 1992. He has applied social simulation methods to the sociology of the environment and policies on both scientific research and innovation.

Graeme Chesters and David Smith
Graeme Chesters is Research Fellow in the Centre for Local Policy Studies at Edge Hill University College. His research interests include crime and protest, social movements, the environment and globalisation.

David Smith is Professor of Social Work at Lancaster University, where he has taught since 1976. His current research is on racist violence and persistent juvenile offenders. He is a former probation officer and hitch-hiker.

Benet Davetian
Benet Davetian is completing a D.Phil in Sociology at the University of Sussex. He is a British Commonwealth Doctoral Fellow and a Doctoral Fellow of the Canadian Social Research Council. His published works include The Seventh Circle (Ronsdale Press, 1996, 178 pages) a study of civil war and genocide presented in the form of documentary fiction. The subject of his doctoral thesis is: "The Anatomy of Courtesy and Civility: A Study of British, French and American practices, 1200 to present." The study incorporates a comparison of practices in Islamic countries.
Gillian A. Dunne
Gill Dunne is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Plymouth. She has written extensively on lesbian, gay and bisexual experience, with particular reference to work and family-life. She is particularly interested in developing the potential of non-heterosexual experience as an alternative lens for exploring the gender dynamics of inequality in the mainstream. Prior to studying gay fathers she conducted an in-depth study of the organization of work and parenting in lesbian partnerships with dependent children. This followed an earlier life-history study on lesbian women. A book on this study called Lesbian Lifestyles: Women?s work and the politics of sexuality, has been published by MacMillan in 1997. Gill is currently researching transitions to adulthood from the perspectives of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people. All correspondence to Gill Dunne, Department of Sociology, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth. Devon. UK. PL4 8AA. E-mail
Ian Welsh
Ian Welsh is Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. He has a longstanding interest in environmental sociology, social movements and science. He has published work on reflexive modernisation, social movements, nuclear energy, road protests and xenotransplantation.
Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. His e-mail address is, and his homepage is <>>

Martin Innes
Martin Innes is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey. He has research interests in the fields of social control, policing, and criminological and sociological theory.

David Lyon
David Lyon is Professor of Sociology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, where he is also the Director of The Surveillance Project ( His most recent book is Surveillance Society: Monitoring Everyday Life (Open University Press, 2001).

Marianna Papastephanou
Marianna Papastephanou is a lecturer in Philosophy of Education at the University of Cyprus. Her primary areas of scholarship are philosophy of education, social theory, continental philosophy of language and subjectivity, and postmodern theories of textuality, knowledge and politics. She is the author of several articles on issues of rationality, the Frankfurt School, pedagogy, and cosmopolitanism.
Chris Rumford
Chris Rumford is Assistant Professor at Istanbul Kultur University and Visiting Fellow at City University, London. He has written a number of articles on the dynamics of European integration and is the author the forthcoming Rethinking European Integration: A Political Sociology (Blackwell).
Carol Stephenson and Paul Stewart
Dr Carol Stephenson is Senior Lectiurer in Sociology of Work and Employment. She previously worker at TUISU (Trade Union Studies Information Unit in Newcastle).

Professor Paul Stewart works in the Employment Studies Research Unit at Bristol Business School. They are both memebers of the Critical Employment Studies Research Network.

Stephen Vertigans and Philip Sutton
Philip W. Sutton is author of Explaining Environmentalism: In Search of a New Social Movement, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000) and is writing a book on the Sociology of the Environment for Palgrave Press. His current research is concerned with social and religious movements, environmentalism and ecological modes of thought.
Address: School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4PH, Scotland.

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 and global terrorism.

The authors are working on joint research into the role of social movements in globalizing processes and have co-written 'Globalization Theory and Islamic Praxis' forthcoming in Global Society (January 2002).

Simon Williams
Simon J. Williams is a Reader in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, and co-founder of the Centre for Research in Health, Medicine and Society, at Warwick. He is current co-editing a book with G. Bendelow and L. Birke entitled Debating Biology: Sociological Reflections on Health, Medicine and Society (Routledge).
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