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'We must put ourselves in the position of the subject who tries to find his way in this world, and we must remember, first of all, that the environment by which he is influenced and to which he adapts himself is his world, not the objective world of science.'

W.I. Thomas
and
F. Znaniecki

Qualitative Sociology Review
2010
Volume VI Issue 2


Contributors


Robert Prus is a sociologist at the University of Waterloo. A symbolic interactionist, pragmatist ethnographer, and social theorist, his publications include Road Hustler with C.R.D. Sharper; Hookers, Rounders, and Desk Clerks with Styllianoss Irini; Making Sales; Pursuing Customers; Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research; Subcultural Mosaics and Intersubjective Realities; Beyond the Power Mystique; and The Deviant Mystique with Scott Grills. Working as an ethnohistorian and theorist, Robert Prus has been tracing the developmental flows of pragmatist thought from the classical Greek era (c700-300BCE) to the present time. Focusing on the nature of human knowing and acting, this venture has taken him into several areas of western social thought -- including rhetoric, poetics, religious studies, history, education, politics, and philosophy. Questing for the articulation and assessment of generic social processes pertaining to the study of community life, this project also is informed by comparative analysis of these transhistorical and transcontextual materials.
Contact: prus@uwaterloo.ca


Dušan Janák is assistant professor at Silesian University in Opava (Czech republic). Among his main fields of research are Central European societies; history of social thought; social philosophy and philosophy of social sciences. In this fields he published several articles in diferent (mostly Czech) scientific journals. He published a monograph about sociology of I. A. Bláha in 2009.
Contact: dusan.janak2@fvp.slu.cz


Adie Nelson is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Waterloo. She received her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her areas of specialization are gender, sexuality and deviance. Her work has appeared in journals such as The British Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Qualitative Sociology and Psychology of Women Quarterly; she is the author, co-author or editor of approximately two dozen books.
Contact: eds@uwaterloo.ca


Veronica B. Nelson is completing an Honours Biomedical Science degree at the University of Waterloo and plans to pursue a career in medicine. Her first publication occurred at age 11, when she won the Canadian National Poetry Contest for young poets.
Contact: vbnelson@scimail.uwaterloo.ca


Lydia Manning is a doctoral candidate in the Social Gerontology program at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Before entering the program, she earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology at Centre College in Danville, KY and her Masters of Gerontological Studies at Miami University. Her current areas of research include spirituality and older women and aging workforce issues. She served as the 2008 - 2010 student representative and student chair for the Association of Gerontology and Higher Education. Lydia believes strongly in service to the discipline and is committed to improving the lives of older adults. She is a qualitative researcher passionate about linking theory and in the form of applied gerontology and action research.

Contact: manninlk@muohio.edu


Mary Holmes is a Senior Lecturer in sociology at Flinders University in Australia. She has published various articles relating to her empirical work on distance relationships and to her other research interests in the sociology of the body and in social movements and emotions. She has recently published The Representation of Feminists as Political Actors (VDM, 2008) What is Gender?(Sage, 2008) and Gender in Everyday Life (Routledge, 2007).
Contact: mary.holmes@flinders.edu.au


Tristine Baccam graduated from Southwestern University with a BA in Sociology. She is currently working for the Children's Health Fund and plans to enter a doctoral program in Sociology during the Fall of 2012. Her areas of interest are urban studies, religion and social movements.
Contact: baccamt@southwestern.edu


Sandi Kawecka Nenga is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southwestern University. She earned her PhD from Indiana University and specializes in the sociological study of youth, the lived experience of social class, youth engagement and inequality. Currently, she is studying a college readiness program for first-generation Latino youth.
Contact: nengas@southwestern.edu


Reidun Follesø is Associate Professor of Social Work at Bodø University College, Norway. She received her PhD from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her general areas of specialization are youth research, child protection and participation. The current focus of her research is youth at risk.
Contact: reidun.follesoe@hibo.no


Jorid Krane Hanssen is an Assistant Professor and a Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at Bodø University College, Norway. She teaches both students of residental care and social work, as well as students of Sociology. Her research focuses are especially on issues related to families and family diversity, with a particular focus on samesex families and their children and adolescents.
Contact: jorid.krane.hanssen@hibo.no


Melissa Munn (PhD, UOttawa) is a criminologist who's area of expertise is prisoner release, reentry and resettlement. She recently co-authored "Getting Out. Staying Out: Words of Wisdom from former long term prisoners", and has been a human rights advocate for over two decades. She teaches in the Sociology and Women's Studies departments at Okanagan College (Canada) and is currently working on a digitization project which will create a virtual library of penal press materials.
Contact: melissa.munn@alumni.uottawa.ca


Chris Bruckert is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada). Her substantive areas of interest are sex work and prisoner release and reintegration. In her work she draws on the writings of Foucault, Goffman and neo-Marxists to examine regulation and resistance in the margins.
Contact: bruckert@uottawa.ca


Henry Khiat (PhD) is a lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic. He received his doctorate in education from the University of Leicester in 2008. His research interests include social psychology,penology, criminology, curriculum development, mathematics education and qualitative research methods.
Contact: henrykhiat@sp.edu.sg


Efa E. is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Concordia University College of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Nigerian born, Efa moved to Canada in 1978 and has lived in the provinces of Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta. He received his PhD degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and has published on aspects of Black life in Canada. Efa's current academic research interests include autoethnography, Black community building in Canada, and the social psychology of identity transformation among Blacks in Canada.
Contact: efa.etoroma@concordia.ab.ca


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