About the Author
, a world-renowned social theorist, is director of the London School of Economics and Political Science and serves as an adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Professor Giddens has written over twenty scholarly works, including Runaway World
, his most recent book. Mitchell Duneier
is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His books, Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity
, have received several awards, including the Los Angeles Times
Prize and the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Richard P. Appelbaum
is Professor of Sociology and Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently Director of the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research and co-director of ISBER's Center for Global Studies. His most recent book is Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Garment Industry
(with Edna Bonacich). He is also the author of the report of the Los Angeles Jewish Commission on Sweatshops, for which he served as a founding member.