David Bedggood is in sociology at Auckland University in New Zealand. He has been active as a revolutionary Marxist of Trotskyist persuasion since the late 1970s. He wishes to acknowledge the great help afforded by the editors and in particular the demanding standards of Gregory Meyerson in helping to get this article into print. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vladimir Bilenkin was born in Moscow, USSR. He teaches language and literature at North Carolina State University. His web site is at: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/4580/; e-mail: email@example.com
B. Ricardo Brown is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute. Currently, he is completing his dissertation, "The Spirit of Discipline: Communitarianism in Sociolgical Theory and Social Policy," which is a study of the current communitarian movement in the context of the history of sociological discourse on community. He is also working on a project concerning the origins of the concepts of race and degeneration in Natural History and the biological literature of the 19th Century. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitty de Preeuw lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in Ghent in 1996. Her three images are part of the series "London." She also works in upholstery.
Rich Gibson is now the program coordinator for social studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. For most of his life, he has been a union organizer and professional negotiator. He worked for the National Education Association, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the UAW, and the National Treasury Employees Union. He is a member of the Rouge Forum. E-mail: email@example.com
Marcial González is a doctoral candidate in the Modern Thought and Literature Program at Stanford University. He is currently completing a dissertation titled "The Postmodern Turn in Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Toward a Dialectical Criticism." In the fall of 2000, he will begin an appointment as assistant professor of English at UC Berkeley. E-mail: marcial@leland.Stanford.EDU
Bruno Gulli' is a student of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York, where he is presently writing a dissertation that focuses on Gramsci's philosophy of praxis and philosophy of education. He also teaches English as a Second Language at Long Island University, in Brooklyn. The present essay was written in 1996. E-mail: Brunoobnur@aol.com
Tabish Khair was born in Ranchi, Bihar, in 1966. He grew up in his hometown, Gaya, also in Bihar, and took an M.A. degree from the local Magadh University. Since then, he has worked as a journalist for the Times of India (Delhi) and completed a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Department of English, University of Copenhagen. He is also the author of two collections of poems, one of light verse (Rupa & Co.) and a novel (Harper Collins). Babu Fictions, his study of contemporary Indian English fiction, will be published by Oxford University Press later in the year 2000. His latest collection of poems, Where Parallel Lines Meet, will be published by Penguin in the summer of 2000. Khair won the All India Poetry competition in 1995. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conor Kostick is the author of Revolution in Ireland: Popular Militancy 1917-1923 (Pluto Press, London 1996) and co-author of the forthcoming Guide to the Easter Rising (O'Brien Press Dublin, 2000), as well as numerous articles such as "A History of Marxism in Ireland," which appeared in Rethinking Marxism. E-mail: email@example.com
Richard Powers is the recipient of many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, and is the author of six novels, including Gain (1998). His seventh, Plowing the Dark, will appear later this spring.
Nick Prior is lecturer in sociology at the University of Edinburgh, U.K. He works in the areas of cultural history, urban space and artistic institutions. His doctoral thesis was a socio-cultural history of national art museums and he has published several articles in this area, including "Edinburgh, Romanticism and the National Gallery of Scotland," Urban History, Arugust 1995. At present he is seeking ways to integrate Bourdieu's work on habitus with Lefebvre's analysis of social space. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob van Kranenburg is a Cultural Studies researcher at the Department of Education at the University of Ghent. He is also working as teacher/coordinator of New Media and Film and Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His work is online at http://simsim.rug.ac.be/staff/rob. His book Teaching Culture in a Multilinear Environment is forthcoming. As a writer he is interested in the political dimensions of everyday practices. After all, the proper mode for theory is the story (or the poem?). He lives with Kitty de Preeuw in Ghent, Belgium. E-mail: Rob.van.Kranenburg@hum.uva.nl and
Jeffrey Williams teaches at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has written on the novel, theory, the politics of the profession, and the university, as well as editing the minnesota review. He is also an editor of the forthcoming Norton Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism. E-mail: WilliamsJeff@missouri.edu
Manuel Yang, a debauched autonomist Marxist who refuses to join any party except the party to end all parties ("I'm not bringing any drinks"), is a graduate student at the University of Toledo in the Dept. of History. He reads Algren, Bukowski, and Kaneko and gets drunk when he should be working on his thesis. He has no ambition, no money, no resources, and he's certainly not the happiest man alive. No wonder an earnest Trot once called him "a very-petty-bourgeois absolutely-infantile leftist who doesn't even deserve to be discharged into the proverbial historical trashbin" in Austin, TX. He once tried to apply for a membership in the Ramshackle Socialist Victory Party (RSVP) but the founder could never say "yes". E-mail: email@example.com
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