Davita Silfen Glasberg is a Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. She has published extensively on issues of bank hegemony, the state in finance capitalism, and political economy, including The Power of Collective Purse Strings: The Effects of Bank Hegemony on Corporations and the State (University of California Press). She is also deeply involved in research regarding the social constructions of race, class, and gender. I am currently working on a book about power, oppression, and the state, which explores this question. She has co-authored the following college texts: Kenneth J. Neubeck , Mary Alice Neubeck , and Davita Silfen Glasberg , Social Problems (5 th edition). 2007. New York : McGraw-Hill. Kenneth J. Neubeck and Davita Silfen Glasberg . 2005. Sociology: Diversity, Conflict, and Change . New York : McGraw-Hill.Deric Shannon received his B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Ball State University and his PhD in Sociology from the University of Connecticut, and currently he is an Associate Professor at Quinebach Valley Community College. He authored "Anarchism, Communism, and Socialism" in the Encyclopedia of Modern Revolutions (James Defronzo, ed.) and is co-editor of Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory Reader of Anarchy in the Academy (Routeledge).