We are seeking images for the next issue of Contexts, a new American Sociological Association magazine through which researchers disseminate current research to both an academic and public audience. We ask for individual images (photographs, other types of images) or small sets of images that focus on and illuminate one of the following topics:
Events in Iraq
Trust in Individuals and Institutions
Housing Discrimination and Segregation in the US
The Coming US Presidential Election
Drawing from sociology and related fields, Contexts encourages readers to interact with their surroundings. It includes feature articles, photo and personal essays, bulletins of the latest findings from social science research, and reviews that are relevant to daily life, ranging from religion and discrimination, to pop culture and foreign crises. Contributors challenge outdated ideas, provoke creative thinking, and stimulate lively debate.
Images can be original or archival photographs, or other graphic material such as art work, maps, diagrams, etc. We need images that will capture the readerís attention and enhance the readerís understanding of the written text.
If you or your students have materials that match any of these topics, please consider submitting the images for review. If you know others who might be interested in submitting related work, please forward this note to them.
SUBMIT REVIEW COPIES OF IMAGES by September 15, 2004 - but sooner is better. Review copies can take the form of paper prints, images posted to a web site (send us the URL), or, preferably, low-resolution image files sent as email attachments (2-300 K max). Send them to the image editor listed with the topic description below.
If a photo is selected for publication, we will need prints, slides, negatives or hi-resolution scans (2+ MB uncompressed, grayscale files -- tiff is best) by October 1. Contexts can pay $50. for an image [This is a new policy, possible because of increased funding.]
Judith Friedman and Jerry Krase
Image Editors, Contexts Magazine
For more information about Contexts, go to the web address listed below.
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
IRAQ: This article will focus on recent events in Iraq; Coalition strategies, and Coalition efforts at nation-building.
IMAGE SUGGESTIONS: Images that show the condition of infrastructure in Iraq; images that represent other instances of nation-building.
TRUST IN INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTIONS: This article summarizes recent U.S. research on (a) trends in individualís trust of other individuals, and (b) trends in their trust of institutions such as business, government.
IMAGE SUGGESTIONS: Images that suggest either trust or distrust of individuals (e.g., ways women carry purses); Images that symbolize institutions such as business, banks, religion, government.
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AND SEGREGATION: The article reviews U.S. trends in residential segregation, practices that promote continued housing separation, and efforts to reduce racial segregation.
IMAGE SUGGESTIONS: Photographs or other representative images, clear maps showing residential segregation or change in segregation through time; graphics used by organizations that promote fair housing. Images which illustrate old and organizing efforts, tools, and tactics that have bee successful or offer hope for greater progress.
THE COMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:
IMAGE SUGGESTIONS: Photographs, Poster Images, Maps, or other images which capture issues and activities revolving around campaigning, party conventions, and the election itself.
We apologize for the short time frame. The editors and staff of Contexts just changed, and we are all learning our jobs.
Jerome Krase (contact information below)
Judith Friedman, Rutgers University
Dept. of Sociology
54 Joyce Kilmer Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
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