John Brueggemann is an associate professor of sociology at Skidmore College. His research interests include comparative historical sociology, stratification, and social movements. Recent work includes (with Cliff Brown) “Strategic Labor Organizing in the Era of Industrial Transformation: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Unionization in Steel and Coal, 1870–1916,” in Review of Radical Political Economics (2000), and (with Terry Boswell) “Labor Market Segmentation and the Cultural Division of Labor in the Copper Mining Industry, 1880–1920,” in Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (2000). He is currently investigating the changing structure and politics of the meatpacking industry in recent labor history.
Jon Cowans is a member of the history department at Rutgers University–Newark. He has published articles on French political culture, cultural politics, and memory in French Historical Studies, the Journal of Contemporary History, History and Memory, and French History. He is the author of To Speak for the People: Public Opinion and the Problem of Legitimacy in the French Revolution (2001).
Cheryl Elman is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Akron. Her most recent history-related publications—in Demography and Journal of Family History —focus on the influence of race on remarriage and intergenerational kinship ties, as shaped by social and institutional factors. A National Science Foundation grant currently supports her research on educational participation in the context of family obligations and late-twentieth-century labor market restructuring.
Louis M. Kyriakoudes is a postdoctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi. His The Social Origins of the Urban South: Race, Gender, and Migration in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, 1890–1930 is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press. His current research explores the demography of underdevelopment in the rural South from 1865 to 1990. [End Page 243]
Andrew S. London is an associate professor of sociology at Kent State University. He is an author of studies on racial and ethnic/generational differences in naming patterns that have been published in Journal of Family History and Social Science History. His ongoing historical research, which focuses on the influence of race and remarriage on family structure, has recently been published in Demography. He is also involved in ongoing national studies of health services utilization among persons in care for HIV/AIDS (the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study) and the impact of welfare reform on poor women and their families (the Project on Devolution and Urban Change).
Jörg Rössel is an assistant professor at the Institut für Kulturwissenschaften, Universität Leipzig. His research areas include conflict theory, political sociology, and historical sociology. He has published articles on strikes in American coal mining, historical sociology of democracy, and conflict theory in Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie and in Zeitschrift für Soziologie. His chapter “Interaction Ritual Theory and Conflict” (with Randall Collins) appeared in Handbook of Sociological Theory (2001), edited by Jonathan H. Turner.
Caleb Southworth is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. He continues to work on large-scale economic change and state policy. He has a current project on the connection between neighborhood and workplace politics of the Ford River Rouge plant in Detroit in the 1950s. He is also finishing a study of six factories in post-Soviet Russia.
Doowon Suh, an assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Korea University in Seoul, Korea, has been a research professor at the Asiatic Research Center of Korea University, a lecturer in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Korean Studies of the University of California at Berkeley. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1998. His current research addresses how civil social movements influence democratic consolidation in East Asia. His articles have appeared in Korean Social Science Review and Sociological Quarterly, and his chapter “Korea’s Sociology of Work: A Winding Path to the Democratic World of Labor” (co-written with Ho-Keun Song) is included in Worlds of Work, edited by Daniel Cornfield and Randy...