TO REALIZE THE COMPLETION OF THIS VOLUME, we relied upon the generous support of so many individuals. To all of you we owe enormous gratitude. We thank, firstly, Professor David Parkin, whose kindness, diplomacy, and intellectual acumen were a constant resource. Other important people include Professor Marcus Banks, Professor David Gellner, Professor Del Loewenthal, Professor Roland Littlewood, and Dr. Louise Braddock. We thank all those involved in the early meetings at Oxford University and the seminars held at Harvard University. A special thanks to Michael Jackson for bringing some excellent scholars on board, and for his tireless intellectual guidance and advice. We thank Nick James from the Society of Indexers for his good work on the index. We are also grateful to Peter Agree and Jennifer Hammer for their suggestions and guidance. And finally we thank Jennifer Helé, who was instrumental in helping the project along during the first stages of review and editorial work.
We also thank the British Academy, the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Oxford), the Centre for Therapeutic Education (Roehampton University), and the Oxford Anthropology Society for their financial support and institutional backing.