arjun appadurai is a professor of anthropology at the New School University.
His most recent book is The Fear of Small Numbers (2006).
carol a. breckenridge is the founding editor of Public Culture and teaches
at the New School University.
lindsay bremner is a former chair of architecture at the School of Architec-
ture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, and she is now the
Chair of Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia. A practicing architect,
she has published widely on Johannesburg, including the book Johannesburg: One
City, Colliding Worlds (2004), and was cocurator of the exhibition “Johannesburg
Emerging/Diverging Metropolis” at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Men-
drisio in 2007.
david bunn has published widely on contemporary South African literature
and culture, visual theory, and the politics of space. He holds a chair in art history
and was until recently Head of the Wits School of Arts at the University of the
Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is coeditor of From South Africa (1987) and a
former editor of the journal Social Dynamics. He has also worked for many years
on projects relating to land claims, development, migrancy, and the politics of
fred de vries is a freelance journalist and writer based in Johannesburg where
he writes about travel, culture, and politics for the Weekender and the Dutch pub-
lications de Volkskrant, Elsevier Magazine, and Trouw. He is the author of Club
Risiko (2006), a book about the 1980s underground, and is currently working on a
book about the South African beat poet Sinclair Beilis.