Contributors to Volume 7, Number 2

Les Back, Michael Keith, Azra Khan, Kalbir Shukra and John Solomos
Les Back is Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London. His most recent books include Out of Whiteness: Color, Politics and Culture o-authored with Vron Ware, University of Chicago, 2002) and The Changing Face of Football: Racism, Identity and Multiculture and the English Game (co-author with John Solomos and Tim Crabbe, Berg 2001).

Michael Keith is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College and is the Head of Centre for Urban and Community Research. His research focuses on representation of the city in relation to urban policy, race and racism, and policing. He has published, amongst others, Race, Riots, and Policing: Lore and Disorder in a Multi-racist Society (UCL Press 1993).

Azra Khan is a Research Fellow at City University, London and the CUCR at Goldsmiths College. She has been carrying out research on ethnicity, participation and local politics; and minority rights and social development in Canada, Israel/Palestine and the UK.

Kalbir Shukra is a Lecturer in Community and Youth Work in the Department of Professional and Community Education Goldsmiths College, London. Her research has focused on issues about race and politics in British society. She is the author of The Changing Pattern of Black Politics in Britain (Pluto Press,1998).

John Solomos is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, CityUniversity, London. His two most recent books are A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies (co-editor with David Theo Goldberg, Blackwell 2002) and Race and Racism in Britain 3rd Edition (Palgrave 2003).

Charlotte Aull Davies and Nickie Charles
Charlotte Aull Davies is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Wales Swansea. She is the author of Welsh Nationalism in the Twentieth Century (Praeger 1989), Reflexive Ethnography: A Guide to Researching Selves and Others (Routledge 1999) and numerous articles in areas such as feminism and nationalism, language and identity, and disability.

Nickie Charles is Professor of Sociology at the University of Wales Swansea. She has authored numerous books including Gender Divisions and Social Change (Harvester Wheatsheaf 1993) and Feminism, the State and Social Policy (Macmillan 2000). She has researched and published in areas such as women and health, domestic violence, and work and employment.

Fiona Gill and Catherine Maclean
Fiona Gill is a final year Sociology PhD student in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Catherine Maclean is Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Jay Ginn and Sara Arber
Jay Ginn is an ESRC-funded Research Fellow in the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, within the the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey, researching gender, employment and pension acquisition in Britain and other countries. She has published widely on gender and pensions and has co-authored/co-edited three books: Gender and Later Life (Sage, 1991 with Sara Arber), Connecting Gender and Ageing (Open University Press, 1995 with Sara Arber) and Women, Work and Pensions (Open University Press 2001, with Debra Street and Sara Arber).

Sara Arber is Professor of Sociology and Head of the School of Human Sciences at the University of Surrey, UK, and is Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender (CRAG). Her research focuses on ageing and gender, and on inequalities in health, mainly based on the secondary analysis of large-scale survey datasets. Her recent books are: The Myth of Generational Conflict: Family and State in Ageing Societies (with Claudine Attias-Donfut, Routledge, 2000), and Women, Work and Pensions (with Jay Ginn and Debra Street, Open University Press, 2001). Her book with Jay Ginn Connecting Gender and Ageing (Open University Press, 1995) won the Age Concern prize for the best book on ageing in 1996.

Christine Hine
Christine Hine is Director of the Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology (CRICT) at Brunel University, and Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies in the Department of Human Sciences at Brunel. She conducts research into the sociology of science and technology, focusing particularly on: the use of information technology in genetics research; privacy; and more recently, the development of ethnographic methods for the study of the Internet (Virtual Ethnography, Sage, 2000).
Jenny Hockey, Victoria Robinson and Angela Meah
Jenny Hockey is a Reader in the Department of Comparative and Applied Social Sciences, University of Hull. Her research interests include: gender, generation, ageing, identity and the life course. Publications include Social Identities across the Life Course (Palgrave, 2002), co-authored with Allison James.

Victoria Robinson is Acting Director of the Centre for Women's Studies, University of Manchester. Her research interests include: masculinity, heterosexuality, feminist theory and debates in Women's Studies. She has published with Diane Richardson the 2nd edition of Introducing Women's Studies: Feminist Theory and Practice, Palgrave, 1997. She is currently doing research on male rock climbers and masculine identities.

Angela Meah is a Project Researcher in the School of Comparative and Applied Social Sciences at the University of Hull. She has been involved in ESRC-funded research into gender and HIV/AIDS in South Africa (PhD), gender and sexuality education (MA Econ) and has also worked on a Manchster Metropolitan University project examining institutional racism in Greater Manchester Police. Across these diverse projects, she has retained an interest in the processes contributing to the production of feminist knowledge.

Anne Rowbottom
Anne Rowbottom is senior lecturer in the Centre for Human Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research interests include civil religion, popular royalism, secularisation and spirituality. She is currently researching into rituals of healing in complimentary therapies.
Kirsty Sherlock
Kirsty Sherlock is currently employed on an ESRC funded interdisciplinary research project with Dundee University and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency looking at 'Ontological Commitments: Environmental Decision-making and Regulation'. The study will provide a critical commentary of policy making practices drawn from the in-depth fieldwork currently being undertaken. The study continues her interest in environmental assessment and public participation in policy formation. These interests were explored during her community study and consolidated by her work as an applied sociologist in Australia where she worked on social impact assessments, community consultation and community based sustainability projects.
Felix Stalder
Felix Stalder holds Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. This paper was researched and written during a postdoctoral fellowship with the Surveillance Project, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. He is currently managing partner at Openflows, a research network, centered in Toronto, focussing on the intersection of new technologies and social dynamics.

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