ALLISON JAMES is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is also Director of the Centre for the Social Study of Childhood and has helped pioneer the theoretical and methodological approaches to research with children which are central to the new childhood studies. She is an experienced and well-respected author who has published extensively in the field of Childhood Studies, as well as in medical anthropology and the life course.
JENNY HOCKEY is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her current teaching includes the following areas: death and dying; sociology of health, illness and identity; the life course; qualitative research methods.