Contributors to Volume 8, Number 4

Gaynor Bagnall, Brian Longhurst and Mike Savage
Gaynor Bagnall, is a Lecturer in Sociology, in the School of Outdoors, Leisure and Food at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research interests and recent publications are in the sociology of consumption, culture, class and identity, and social and cultural capital. She is currently completing Globalisation and Belonging (Sage, 2004) with Brian Longhurst and Mike Savage.

Brian Longhurst is Professor of Sociology, Head of the School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History and Member of the Institute for Social, Cultural and Policy Research at the University of Salford. His research interests are in the sociology of culture. He is currently completing Globalisation and Belonging (Sage, 2004) with Gaynor Bagnall and Mike Savage and working on The Penguin Dictionary of Media Studies with Nick Abercrombie.

Mike Savage is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. Recent publications include Class Analysis and Social Transformation (Open University Press, 2000), and Urban Sociology, Capitalism and Modernity (with Alan Warde and Kevin Ward, 2nd edition, 2003). He is currently working on ESRC funded projects on cultural capital in Britain, the nature of social capital, and social network analysis. He is to become Director of a new ESRC funded Research Centre Research in Socio- cultural Change (RISC) - in 2004.

John Brewer
John D. Brewer is Professor of Sociology at Queen's University Belfast, where he was Head of School between 1993-2002. He has held visiting appointments at Yale, St John's College Oxford and Corpus Christi College Cambridge. He is currently Visiting Fellow in the Research School of Social Science at the Australia National University.
Melanie Bryant

Melanie Bryant is a Lecturer in the Department of Management at Monash University, Australia, where she teaches in the areas of organizational behavior and organizational change. Melanie received her PhD in Management from Monash University. Her research interests include "bottom-up" perspectives of organizational change, narrative research, workplace violence, organizational misbehaviour, and qualitative methodologies. Her research has been published in the Journal of Organizational Change Management.

Judith Burnett
Judith Burnett Is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of East London. Her research interests are in the sociology of generations and cohorts, and matters relating to both the lived experience and theoretical exploration of the life course.
Alasdair Crockett and David Voas
Alasdair Crockett is Data Services Manager and Senior Research Fellow at the UK Data Archive, University of Essex. He is a social scientist with primary research interest in the sociology of religion, both from an historical viewpoint (using the 1851 Census of Religious Worship) and as evidenced by contemporary social surveys. He has been grantholder and named researcher on recent projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB).

David Voas holds a Simon Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester, where he works in the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. He is a demographer with strong research interests in the study of religion, and has been principal investigator on recent projects in this area funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Esther Dermott
Esther Dermott is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol
Brian Heaphy and Andrew K. T. Yip
Dr. Brian Heaphy is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU. (0115- 8485611; His research focuses on non-heterosexual cultures and social change.

Dr. Andrew K. T. Yip is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU. His research focuses on sexuality, spirituality and ethnicity.

Stephen Hicks
Stephen Hicks runs a Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Child Care & Family Practice in the School of Community, Health Sciences & Social Care at Salford University. He is a link foster carer, Chair of the Northern Support Group for lesbian and gay foster carers/adopters and, with Janet McDermott, co-edited Lesbian & Gay Fostering & Adoption: Extraordinary Yet Ordinary (1999, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers). Steve is interested in contemporary forms of lesbian and gay parenting and their implications for our understanding of human relationships.
Sue Innes and Gill Scott
Sue Innes returned to study in 1993, following a career in journalism. She graduated with a PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 and was research fellow with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, Glasgow Caledonian University 2001-2002. The study reported in the article was carried out with Gill Scott as part of the fellowship.

Gill Scott is Reader in Social Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University, an associate director of Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and director of the Scottish Poverty Information Unit.

Chris Phillipson
Chris Phillipson is Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology at Keele University where he also Director of the Institute of Ageing. Recent books include The Family and Community Life of Older People (co-authored) (Routledge), Social Theory, Social Policy and Ageing (co-authored) (McGraw-Hill), Social Networks and Social Exclusion (co-edited) (Ashgate). He is currently involved in research examining the impact of social exclusion on the lives of older people in deprived urban areas.
Jane Pilcher, John Williams and Christopher Pole
John Williams is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for the Sociology of Sport in the Sociology Department at the University of Leicester. He has written widely about football and football culture, most recently in Passing Rhythms (2001, with S, Hopkins & C. Long, Berg) and Into the Red (2002, Mainstream Press). He also edits Sociology Review, a national journal for A level Sociology students. His other main research and teaching interest is in the sociology of crime.

Jane Pilcher is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Age and Generation in Modern Britain (Oxford University Press, 1995), Women in Contemporary Britain (Routledge, 1999) and with Imelda Whelehan, Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies (Sage, forthcoming). With Christopher Pole, Tim Edwards and Sharon Boden, she is currently researching the ESRC-funded project, New Consumers? Children, Fashion and Consumption.

Christopher Pole is a Senior Lecturer in sociology at the University of Leicester. His research interests are in the areas of the sociology of education and the sociology of childhood. In addition he has a longstanding interest in the application and development of qualitative research methods. His most recent publications are: Practical Social Investigation: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Research (2002 with R. Lampard, Pearson education) and Ethnography for Education: A Critical Approach (2004 with M. Morrison, Open University Press).

Thomas Scharf, Chris Phillipson and Allison Smith
Thomas Scharf is Reader in Social Gerontology and Director of the Centre for Social Gerontology at Keele University. In addition to his research on older people's experience of social disadvantage he is involved in a several projects involving cross-national comparisons.

Chris Phillipson is Professor of Social Gerontology and Applied Social Studies and Director of Keele University's Institute of Ageing. As well as focusing on social exclusion, his current research explores issues relating to population ageing under the impact of globalisation.

Allison Smith is Research Assistant in the School of Social Relations at Keele University. Her work on the study of ageing in socially deprived urban neighbourhoods of England is closely related to her doctoral studies. In her PhD she is undertaking a comparison of older people's experiences in deprived neighbourhoods of England and Canada.

Sharon Wray
Dr Sharon Wray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. Her previous research focused on women, ethnicity and embodiment during mid life. She has an interest in gender, ethnicity, ageing the body and health, and developing the concepts of agency and resistance in relation to these.
Contact: School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH.
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