Karen Stanbridge is associate professor of sociology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has a PhD from the University of Western Ontario and her areas of research are social theory, political sociology, state theory, social movements, and nationalism. She has completed works that explore the impact of national and international political institutions on British and French colonial policies, on British treatment of Catholics in Ireland and Quebec in the eighteenth century, on the post-World War I Aland Islands secessionist movement, and onloyalist and republican Irish movements during the World War I period. Her work has appeared in a variety of academic publications, including Sociological Quarterly, Nations and Nationalism, Journal of Historical Sociology, and Canadian Journal of Sociology. More recently, she has been concernedwith mapping the interactions between groups pursuing nationalist claims and the domestic and international political and cultural context within which they are compelled to operate. Her current research is focused on the historical and cultural construction of children and childhood, and their useby political actors.Howard Ramos is the acting graduate coordinator and associate professor of sociology and social anthropology at Dalhousie University. He obtained a PhD from McGill University. He is a political sociologist who examines contemporary issues of social justice. He has published on Canadian Aboriginalmobilization, transnational human rights, immigration, and identity. He continues to research these issues and is currently working on a project looking at the discursive opportunities of Aboriginal, environmental, and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender advocacy non-governmental organizations.He is also pursuing a number of other research projects on the non-economic contributions, domestic migration, gender and urban/rural settlement of recent immigrants.