David Jary, BSc (Econ.) is Visiting Professor, Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology, University of Birmingham. Before moving to Birmingham, he was Professor of Sociology and Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Staffordshire University. Previously he was Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Salford, and before that he was subject leader in Sociology at Manchester Polytechnic. His previously edited works include The Middle Class n Politics (with J. Garrard, M. Goldsmith and A. Oldfield), Sport, Leisure and Social Relations (with J. Home and A. Tomlinson), Giddens' Theory of Structuration (with C. Bryant), and most recently Anthony Giddens: Critical Assessments (4 vols) with C. Bryant.Jary, David is the author of 'Collins Web-Linked Dictionary of Sociology ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780060851828 and ISBN 0060851821.