Call for Entries: The Mellen Encyclopedia of Infanticide
The Mellon Encyclopedia of Infanticide [second call]
Co-editors: Brigitte Bechtold (Central Michigan University: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Donna Cooper Graves (University of Tennessee at Martin: email@example.com).
**Please direct all correspondence to both editors.
This one-volume specialized encyclopedia, to be published by the Edwin Mellen Press, will be devoted to the topic of infanticide in its worldwide context, and spanning the period from pre-history to the present. While remaining accessible to the general public, this interdisciplinary encyclopedia is aimed primarily at college students, scholars in related fields, and professionals. It will include both encyclopedia-style entries and longer essays on broad geographic areas. All contributions will be signed by their authors, who will also receive individual bylines in the volume.
•Submit interest via email to both co-editors by Dec. 1, 2008.
•A maximum of one lengthy and two short entries will be assigned to each contributor.
•Entries should be submitted as an attachment in Windows XP format.
•Please send a 2-page CV indicating academic affiliation, and areas of research and teaching.
•Short entries will be due March 1, 2009
•Long entries (1000 words or more) will be due June 1, 2009.
•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 might be addressed as appropriate: poverty, infanticide rationale, sex selection, midwifery, abandonment, urban-rural patterns, criminalization, forensics, legislation, high-profile cases.
Caribbean, Central and Latin America
Japan and Korea
For the other entries, the recommended number of words is in parentheses. Suggestions for additional entries will be given due consideration.
Birth order (500)
Commission of violence (1000)
Feral children (250)
Foundling homes (750)
Goebbels, Magda (250)
Honor Killing (250)
Hugo, Victor (250)
Indigenous Peoples of America (1000)
Infant depositories (750)
Infanticide and the media (750)
Infanticide among animals (750)
Infanticide Law of 1922 England (500)
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