[URBANTH-L]CFP: The City and Urban Life (M.E. Sharpe)
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Mon May 8 12:49:56 EDT 2006
Call for authors: The City and Urban Life
M. E. Sharpe, a well-regarded academic publisher, invites contributing
authors for The City and Urban Life, a three-volume, large-format
reference work to be published in 2007. The City will deliver accurate
information about urban institutions and urban society. A comprehensive
study, The City will trace the development of urban places on all
continents from the first cities to the present day.
Essays already have been received from more than 150 distinguished
scholars from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Russia, China, and Japan. However, there still are opportunities to
contribute either a Chronological Overview or City Descriptions (or
both), which are described below.
Contributors will have expertise in such areas as history, geography,
sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology; an academic
affiliation is not required. Since they are up-to-date on the sources
for their field, graduate students and recent Ph.D.s are welcomed as
authors. Each contributor will receive full credit as author, a monetary
payment, and/or a complete set copy of The City.
Throughout history, urban places have developed and evolved as part of
larger social communities. Thus the essays will be presented in 28
separate sections, each devoted to one geographical/cultural region. For
each region, The City will present two types of essays. (1) Longer
Chronological Overviews will describe institutions and historical
developments shared by all cities in that region. (2) Briefer Individual
City Descriptions will deal with one specific city or site. There are no
"topical" essays nor essays on the provinces within a region. Or--to put
it more accurately--all important topics will be discussed within the
context of a Chronological Overview or City Description.
(1) Each geographical section thus will begin with a Chronological
Overview, from 7,000 to 30,000 words in length. Authors may contribute
either the entire Overview or a section of the Overview describing a
specific historical era. (2) Each section will continue with description
of individual cities, varying from 150 to 2,000 words.
No existing book offers either compressive essays about specific regions
or compact, accurate descriptions of significant cities. Thus each of
these will be useful in itself, and it also is intended that the two
sections work together synergistically.
A complete list of the geographical sections is available-- as is also
additional information (1) describing the scope of the introductory
essay(s), (2) listing the names of cities that will be the subject of
individual descriptive entries, and (3) providing Guidelines for Authors.
Please contact Dr Jan Rogozinski, the General Editor, attaching a cv and
indicating which geographical regions or countries you are interested in
Post Office Box 350653
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 33335-0653
Email: jan814 at bellsouth.net
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