Latinos and Latinas in US History and Culture: An Encyclopedia
M.E. Sharpe, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, are seeking contributing scholars for a comprehensive reference work on the historical and theoretical examination of Latinos/as throughout the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. The project is aimed at the academic high school levels. The General Editors for this project are Dr. Carmen Lugo-Lugo and David J. Leonard, both professors in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies at Washington State University.
Designed to be systematic and holistic, this collection provide a historical examination of the complexity and evolution of Latina/os within the United States, offering concise, factually-laden, accessibly-written entries of historical eras, various national communities, key issues, events, organizations, people, cultural practices, popular culture and cities.
Each entries of the encyclopedia--number of chapters currently estimated at between 300-350-- Five kinds of entries constitute the volume: (1) entries on specific historical eras that capture the significant shifts and themes of particular eras, (2) overviews of specific communities (Cuban; Puerto Rican, etc.) in terms of the historical development, contributions and struggles within the United States, (3) entries on key issues, events, people and organizations, (4) items devoted to broader social issues and cultural themes related to Latina/os history and culture including popular culture, and (5) entries documenting the meaning and histories of particular Latina/o communities within various American cities.
Chapter contributors will receive full authorial credit, and either a modest cash honorarium or a copy of the full encyclopedia set, according to level of contribution.
If you are interested in contributing to this exciting and important reference project, we would be happy to email you a prospectus with a full description of the project, including a table of contents. You can contact us at the e-mail address provided below.
If you cannot contribute, please feel free to forward this email to any potentially interested scholars (either professors or graduate students).
Carmen Lugo-Lugo & David J. Leonard
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