Contributors to This Issue
Is Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York where he teaches Sociology and Urban Education. Author of seventeen books, including False Promises(1973), Science as Power(1988) and Roll Over Beethoven(1993). Most recently his books include The Knowledge Factory(2000), From the Ashes of the Old, American Labor and America's Future(1998), Postwork(1997), and The Jobless Future(1994). Former editor of Social Text, he has written more than 200 articles for journals, magazines and newspapers.
Is Professor of Sociology at the University of Munich and the British Journal of Sociology Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1995-1998 he was Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Cardiff. He received an honorary degree in social science from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is chief-editor of Soziale Welt and of the books Edition Second Modernity at Suhrkamp. From 1995-1997 he was member of the Future Commission of the German Government. His most recent books (all translated into many languages) include: Risk Society (1992); Reflexive Modernization (1994, with A. Giddens and S. Lash); Ecological Politics in an Age of Risk (1995); Ecological Enlightenment (1995); The Normal Chaos of Love (1995, with E. Beck-Gernsheim); The Reinvention of Politics (1996); Democracy Without Enemies (1998); World Risk Society (1999); What is Globalization? (1999); Individualization (2000, with E. Beck-Gernsheim); Future of Work and Democracy (2000).
John C. Berg
Teaches political science at Suffolk University; he is the author of Unequal Struggle: Class, Gender, Race, and Power in the US Congress (1994) and the editor of Teamsters and Turtles? Progressive US Political Movements in the 21st Century (forthcoming, 2002).
Is most recently the author of Israel/Palestine: Peace or Apartheid (Zed Books, 2001) and teaches at the American University of Paris.
Stephen Eric Bronner
Is Professor (II) of Political Science and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. His most recent book is Imagining the Possible (Routledge, 2002). He is also the author of Socialism Unbound (Westview Press, 2000) and A Rumor About the Jews (St. Martins press, 1999).
Dennis Brutus was born in 1924 in Zimbabwe of South African parents. He attended Fort Hare and the University of Witwaterstand and taught for fourteen years in South African high schools.Known as the "singing voice of the South African Liberation Movement", Dennis Brutus, more than any other single person, was responsible for South Africa’s and Rhodesia’s exclusion from the Olympic Games. His first collection of poetry, Sirens, Knuckles and Boots (1962), was published in Nigeria while he was in prison. Although Brutus' work is protest poetry, there is a maturity and restraint in his poems that prevent them from ever becoming self-pitying: ". . . all our land is scarred with terror / rendered unlovely and unlovable; / sundered are we and all our passionate surrender / but somehow tenderness survives" (from "Somehow We Survive"). Even in Letters to Martha and Other Poems from a South African Prison (1969), which records his experiences of misery and loneliness as a political prisoner, Brutus exhibits a restrained artistic control and combines tenderness with anger. His later works include A Simple Lust (1973), China Poems (1975), Stubborn Hope (1978), Salutes and Censures (1984), Airs and Tributes (1989), and Still the Sirens (1993).
was born and educated in Iraq and educated in Britain, the U.S. and Canada, he is a scientist, writer and activist and holds a Ph. D. in Experimental Mechanics and Materials Science from McGill University. He has published in the field of physics or materials and also written on social change, freedom and determination, and the socio-economic analysis of Iraqi society. He was elected to the New York Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Physics (U. K.).
is a research associate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago and a Visiting Academic (2001-2002) at the London School of Economics.
Is Professor of Government at St. Lawrence University. He has co-edited two collections of essays on social movements, Dilemmas of Activism (1991: Temple University Press) with Prudence S. Posner, and Mobilizing the Community: Local Politics in the Era of the Global City (1993: Sage Publications) with Robert Fisher.
Is professor of Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook. He is the author most recently of The Specter of Democracy (Columbia University Press) as well as The Marxian Legacy and From Marx to Kant.
Gabriele Leidloff works with video, film, photography and medical radiographic imaging which she transforms into film-like processes. By means of the confrontation of these imaging technologies using man-made bodies, new forms are created which challenge usual modes of seeing, questioning conventional narrative structures and unsettling the visual media's claim to objectivity. She focuses primarily on the relationship between art and science. She conceptualized and launched the project log-in / locked out, an international forum which provides a point of intersection for art and the neurosciences: http://www.locked-in.com. Her work has been on view in exhibitions at the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, as well as in various galleries and universities in Germany and the U.S., and has been reviewed in the magazine Kunstforum, and is included in publications by DuMont and Henschel. Ms. Leidloff lives in Berlin.
Frances Fox Piven
is associate professor of political theory at Columbia University. Her most recent book is Mill on Democracy: From the Athenian Polis to Representative Government (Chicago, 2002.) She also writes for Italian newspapers and magazines and comments on Italian politics for BBC radio.