Laurel Bossen is associate professor of anthropology at McGill University. Her B. A. is from Barnard College of Columbia University, and her M. A. and Ph. D. are from the State University of New York at Albany. Her publications and research interests include economic anthropology, gender and development, farming communities, property systems, and demographic change. She has conducted research in Guatemala, Mexico, and China. Her most recent publications include “Women and Development” in Understanding Contemporary China (1999), edited by Robert Gamer, and “Unmaking the Chinese Peasantry—Releasing Collected Energy?” in Anthropology of Work Review (1995). She is currently completing a book on gender and rural development in Southwestern China.
Gracia Clark is assistant professor in anthropology at Indiana University at Bloomington. She has been doing fieldwork in Kumasi Central Market since 1978 and received her Ph. D. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge in 1984. She has also consulted for UN agencies on women and food security and on food processing and marketing. Her book Onions Are My Husband was published in 1994 by University of Chicago Press. She is presently editing life histories of Kumasi market traders.
Christina H. Gladwin received a Ph. D. from Stanford University and is now a professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. She is the author of Ethnographic Decision Tree Modeling (1989) and the editor of Structural Adjustment and African Women Farmers (1991). She is now