Bridging the Gap of Distance and Difference in American Politics
Afro-Americans in New York Life and History welcomes the submission of original research for its upcoming January 2013 issue examining the theme of distance and difference in American politics to enrich our understanding of African Americans in New York. We seek to engage a variety of issues addressed by scholars, public historians, educators and other practitioners in the field.
Afro-Americans in New York Life and History welcomes essays addressing any aspect of distance and difference in American politics including but not limited to:
1. The perceived gap between political leadership and the experiences of minorities. (Why have politicians been accused of not understanding or not hearing the people?)
2. The gap of understanding between ordinary Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds regarding the workings of American government (Why can't a president do more? What does "socialism" mean? Are we truly in a "free-market" economy?)
3. The racial and cultural differences of the electorate and how they manifest in discussions of politics and public policy
4. The ability of modern technology to either close these distances or make them greater: (Does social networking technology make government more accessible to people, or less so?)
5. The manifestation of regional distance and difference in electoral politics (How have the divisions between blue and red regions, states, counties, cities, etc. changed over time?)
Submissions should be original research at the length of 10,000 words or less, not including notes, tables, or charts. The citation style used by the AANYLH generally follows the conventions recommended by The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. The text should be double-spaced. Citations should be numbered consecutively and should appear as endnotes. Please include your full addresses, including e-mail, in all correspondence.
The editors prefer that manuscripts be submitted in an email as a Microsoft Word attachment or in Rich Text Format (RTF) to email@example.com with “Bridging the Gap MS Submission” in the subject line. No manuscript will be considered for publication if it is currently under consideration by another journal or if it has been published elsewhere.
Submitted essays are submitted to a double-blind peer-review process. The text of your essay should not include your name or institutional affiliation.
For more details, please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org with “AANYLH Inquiry” in the subject line.
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