Call for Contributors for an Encyclopedia of Infanticide.
Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Infanticide
Co-editors: Brigitte Bechtold (Central Michigan University; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Donna Cooper Graves (University of Tennessee at Martin; email@example.com).
This one-volume specialized encyclopedia, to be published by the Edwin Mellen Press, will be devoted to the topic of infanticide across human history and in its worldwide context. While remaining accessible to the general public, this interdisciplinary encyclopedia will be aimed primarily at college students, scholars in related fields, and professionals. It will include entries of various lengths, and longer contributions on broad geographic areas. All will be signed by their authors, who will also receive individual bylines in the volume.
• Identify the entries you are interested in submitting via email to both co-editors by June 15, 2008
• Include an attachment in Windows XP of your 2-page CV, with your academic affiliation, and areas of research and teaching
• Completed short entries (250, 500, 750 words) will be due September 15, 2008
• Completed long entries (1000 or 2,500 words) will be due December 15, 2008
• The maximum number of references per entry is as follows: 3 for entries of 250 words; 4 for entries of 500 words; 5 for entries of 750 words, 7 for entries of 1000 words, and 10 for the 2,500 word essays. Only one internet source should be included per entry. In their introductory overview, the co-editors will include a list of resources
We are looking for several substantive submissions of 2500 words, covering the large geographic areas listed below. For these, the following topics must be addressed: poverty, infanticide rationale, sex selection, midwifery, abandonment, urban-rural patterns, criminalization, forensics, legislation, high-profile cases.
Caribbean, Central and Latin America
Japan and Korea
United Kingdom and the Commonwealth
For the following entries, the recommended number of words is in parentheses. Suggestions for additional entries will be given due consideration. If your term is one included in the substantive geographic areas listed above, your entry should focus only on the definitional character of the term.
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