I was able to undertake the field research for this project because of grants provided by the Centre for Research in Women and Gender Relations, University of British Columbia; Keele University; and the Nuffield Foundation. Thanks also to the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Research in Women and Gender Relations, University of British Columbia, for their hospitality while I was a visiting scholar there in 1994. I am also grateful to my own Department of Law at Keele University for their support, and to the Keele library for a fabulous interlibrary-loan service.
I would also like to thank the following people who gave their time for interviews and, in many cases, provided me with useful resources: Robert Knight, Lon Mabon, Tony Marco, Tom Minnery, Loretta Neet, Will Perkins, Kevin Tebedo, and Jim Woodall. They may not be pleased with this book, but I hope they feel I have used their words fairly.