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About the Author
was formerly Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Polytechnic; W.W. Sharrock
is Professor of Sociology at Manchester University; D.W. Francis
is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.