Call for Book Chapters: The Boomers: The Generation that Changed the World: Three Volumes Volume I Film and Television, Volume II Media and Politics, Volume III Music and Literature
Call for Book Chapters: Editors Brian Cogan and Thom Gencarelli
The Boomers: The Generation that Changed the World: Three Volumes Volume I Film and Television, Volume II Media and Politics, Volume III Music and Literature
Most scholars trace the boomer generation as starting at the end of World War II circa 1946 and lasting approximately until 1964. This generation is the generation that not only defined the nineteen sixties, including the war in Vietnam, the counter culture movement, the civil rights, movement, the rise of feminism and gay rights, but also contributed long after the sixties heyday. Up until the present day and the presidency of Barack Obama, the boomer generation has been enormously influential, literally changing the landscape of American social, political, and mediated life in ways that were unimaginable just a few decades prior. The boomer’s were a revolutionary generation in America, but at the same time they have been the subject of sustained criticisms as to their apparent narcissism, desire for material possessions, and gradual abandonment of some of the principals that defined them in the nineteen sixties. While both the view that the boomers were a revolutionary vanguard and the view that they became crass yuppies are exaggerations, both do contain some grains of truth. This three-volume encyclopedia, will analyze the boomers in terms of all their apparent contradictions, looking at the impact of the Boomers on American culture, politics film, television, literature and music. While many of the boomers have reached retirement age now, they have not left the American political and cultural scene, and one of the defining aspects of the boomer generation is their apparent eternal youthfulness (derided by some critics as narcissism) is the fact that many continue to be influential figures in art, music, politics and civic life. In this encyclopedia, we will examine the long run of the boomers on the American stage of civic and political life, on the literal state, on the television screen, in movies, radio and literature, and catalogue and analyze the enormous impact the boomers have had from the nineteen sixties to the present day.
This work will consist of essay length entries on key people, moments, and phenomena (such as The Woman’s Movement, Civil Rights, Vietnam, Rock and Roll, Gay rights and the transition from Yippies to Yuppies.) The set, coming from the unique editorial perspectives of two renowned experts in media and popular culture studies, will put the boomer generation into context for scholars and students, pop-culture aficionados and political scientists, and, of course, members of the Boomer generation.
To be published by ABC-Clio in 2014. We are particularly interested in chapters about television, film and literature. For available topics, please send a CV and brief bio to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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