FRANCESCA BRAY is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her publications include The Rice Economies: Technology and Development in Asian Societies(Blackwell, 1986; reprinted by University of California Press, 1994), and Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China (University of California Press, 1997; winner of the Dexter Prize for the History of Technology, 1999). She is currently working on The Tomato, the Telephone and the Toilet: The Politics of Everyday Technologies in California Today.
PETER CHUA is Assistant Professor of Sociology at San Jose State University. He is working on a book titled Condoms and Transparent Inequalities: Knowledge, Markets, and Social Change. His research interests involve the interrelations of regional and global inequalities around race-ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality.
KATHERINE B. DE VOOGD is Research Coordinator in the Division of Genetics and Metabolic Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has coauthored recent articles on abnormal Pap and cancer screening among Mexican-American women that have appeared in Oncology Nursing Forum, JSRI Research Reports (Michigan State University), and Cancer Practice.
BARBARA HERR HARTHORN is Assistant Research Anthropologist and Associate Director of the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER) and Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies (ISBER) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research examines the social production of health inequality, farmworker and environmental health, immigrants and infectious disease, and gender and health in the Pacific. Her work has