About the Author
William E. Mitchell is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Vermont. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including the American Anthropologist; American Ethnologist; Psychiatry; and Natural History. He is the author of Kinship, Ethnicity, and Voluntary Associations (Transaction, 2008).
Marshall Sklare is director, Center for Modem Jewish Studies, and Klutzniek Family Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, Brandeis University. He is the author of several books on Jewish studies, including the classic volume Conservative Judaism.