M. RORY BOLGER is instructor of anthropology at Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan, and Social Planner V with Detroit's City Planning Commission. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Wayne State University, where he concentrated on urban kinship and community, cultural ecology, and Mesoamerica. He is principal author of Detroit's ordinances defining and regulating emergency shelters for the homeless and single room occupancy housing. Recession in Detroit: Strategies of a Plantside Community and the Corporate Elite summarizes his doctoral research. An article, "Ethnic Identity and Assimilation-- 7 Generations of an Irish-Canadian Lineage," was published in Central Issues in Anthropology, May 1985.
ANNA LOU DEHAVENON received her Ph.D. degree in anthropology from Columbia University in 1978. She serves as project director for the Action Research Project on Hunger, Homelessness, and Family Health in New York City which she founded, as adjunct assistant professor of anthropology in community medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York, Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at City College (CUNY), and Visiting Professor of Anthropology at the Center for the Study of Administration of Relief in New Delhi, India. Her research on New York City's oppressed classes extends over two decades. Dehavenon has published widely in scholarly and popular venues concerning the causes of poverty in the United States. In 1988, she convened the Task Force on Poverty and Homelessness of the American Anthropological Association with Delmos Jones.
JANET M. FITCHEN received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Cornell University in 1973. She was professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Ithaca College until her untimely death after a brief illness with brain cancer in