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Acknowledgments to the print edition

Subject Sociology

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405124331.2007.00004.x


Needless to say, there are many people at the University of Maryland, throughout the world, and within the Blackwell Publishing Company to thank for their invaluable contributions to this Encyclopedia of Sociology. I begin with the graduate students at the University of Maryland, especially Mike Ryan, who served as Senior Managing Editor for this project. The truth is that it is Mike who ran this project and managed the day-to-day details with great diligence and aplomb. It simply could not have been done without him. His skill and commitment allowed me to focus most of my attention on reading and commenting on the submissions (Mike did a good deal of this as well). If it wasn't for the fact that he has such a brilliant future in sociology, Mike could make a career as a manager of projects like this one. I also need to single out the help of another graduate student, Betsy Thorn, who served as Assistant Managing Editor. Betsy went about handling many aspects of the project quietly but with great skill and perseverance. She complemented Mike very well and was not only there on a regular basis, but also could be counted on when one of the project's periodic crises arose. Thanks also to Jeff Stepnisky, who served as Senior Managing Editor on the Encyclopedia of Social Theory and stayed on to help get this project started by sharing the expertise he had acquired in that role. Further ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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