About the Author
John R. Hall is director of the Center for History, Society, and Culture at the University of California, Davis and has also taught sociology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is the author of Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe, and Japan and The Ways Out: Utopian Communal Groups in an Age of Babylon.
Blake Stimson is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of "The Pivot of the World: Photography and Its Nation (2004), " and coeditor (with Alexander Alberro) of "Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology" (2000), both published by the MIT Press.