Editor for Encyclopedia on the history of American political ideologies
ABC-CLIO--a California-based academic and reference publisher, well known for its America History and Life and Historical Abstracts series--is seeking an editor for a new academic-reference project tentatively entitled: American Political Ideology: An Encyclopedia. While the editor would ultimately determine the contents and the structure of the encyclopedia (with guidance from ABC-CLIO), I am including a sample outline of the kinds of articles we are thinking about including.
Specifically, we are looking for a PhD who has published in the field and has an affiliation with an academic or research institution. The tasks of the editor include: conceptualizing the encyclopedia, developing a table of contents, finding contributing authors, and editing for content. ABC-CLIO provides copyeditors and other routine back-up support. There would be an advance and royalties for the editor, as well as money (and copies of the book) available for contributing writers.
If you are interested in learning more about the assignment, please contact me by phone or email and we can talk about the project. If not, perhaps you know of persons who might be interested, either colleagues or former students. If so, please have them contact me, or forward me their contact information.
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James Ciment, PhD
AMERICAN POLITICAL IDEOLOGY: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA
This would be a two-volume, illustrated encyclopedia covering critical contemporary and political issues in the United States. A variety of topics--both past and present--would be analyzed, with articles covering how different political persuasions viewed the issues.
There would be three types of issues: past (examples: tariffs, slavery, imperialism); past and present (examples: education, foreign intervention, racial equality); and contemporary (peacekeeping, privacy, campaign finance). On a past issue such as slavery, we might see entries on abolitionists, free-soilers, popular sovereignty, and pro-slavery forces. On a past and present issue, such as education, we could include entries on conservatives, liberals, progressives, libertarians. And on a contemporary issue, such as campaign finance, we would have entries outlining liberal, conservative, and radical positions. In addition, the encyclopedia might also include original documents on the issues.
A tentative, and far-from complete, list of topics follows:
Crime and Punishment
Medicine and Public Health
Welfare and Social Security
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