M. E. Sharpe, a well-regarded academic and reference publisher, seeks contributions on African cities for The City and Urban Life, a three-volume reference work. Dr Jan Rogozinski is the General Editor.
The City and Urban Life will trace the development of urban places throughout the world, from the first cities to the present day. Each section begins with an essay, describing institutions and historical developments shared by all cities in a region. The overview focuses on political, economic, social, and cultural factors to the extent that these affect urban life. The longer essays associated with each of the African sections have been assigned but contributors are invited to provide brief descriptions of significant cities, whether still existing or extinct (see below). The number of words for each entry varies from 100 to 2000. Each descriptive entry should present important facts about daily life in a city and, where space permits, trace changes over time. The project has already attracted a significant base of scholars from the US and abroad and we would welcome your involvement. Each contributor will receive full authorial credit, a monetary payment, and/or a complete set of the volumes. Upon agreement, a contract will be mailed to you.
For more information or to express your interest in contributing, please contact Steven J. Salm (e-mail address provided below), attaching a CV and indicating the cities on which you would like to write. Dr. Salm can also be reached by phone or fax at the following numbers.
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