Patricia A. Adler received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. An Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, she has written and taught in the areas of deviance, social theory, and the sociology of children. Her publications include Wheeling and Dealing, The Sociology of Financial Markets, and ‘Intense loyalty in organizations’.
Peter Adler received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He is Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Denver. His research interests include social psychology, qualitative methods, and the sociology of sport and leisure. Recent publications include Membership Roles in Field Research, ‘Everyday life sociology’, and ‘The glorified self. The Adlers edit the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and Sociological Studies of Child Development. Their most recent book, Backboards and Blackboards, based on a five-year participant observation study of college athletes, will be published in 1991.
Brigitte Berger received her Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, New York. She is Professor of Sociology at Boston University. Her works include The War of the Family: Capturing the Middle Ground and Child Care and Mediating Structure.
Peter L. Berger received his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, New York. He is University Professor, Professor of Sociology and of Religion, and Head of The Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University. His books include Invitation to Sociology, A Rumor of Angels, and, with Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality.
Erica Cavin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Wheelock College. She has taught in nursery schools and day care centers, has published an article entitled ‘Children drawing’, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Boston University.
Mary Constantine Joyce received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Wheelock College. She has taught in a preschool program and is currently the director of a kindergarten and extended day program. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband Jay and new baby, Jayson.