Notes on Contributors
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.
B. Ricardo Brown is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute. Currently, he is completing his dissertation, "The Spirit of Discipline: Communitarianism in Sociological 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.
Kitty de Preeuw lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in Ghent in 1996. These 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 was 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.
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.
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.
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.
Rob van Kranenburg is a Cultural Studies researcher at the Department of Education at the University of Ghent. 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.vanKranenburg@simsim.rug.ac.be
Copyright © 1999 by Cultural Logic, ISSN 1097-3087, Volume 2, Number 2, Spring 1999.
Notes on Contributors