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From: H-NET List for African History and Culture [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Prinisha Badassy
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Subject: CFA: Encyclopedia of Social Networking
Date: 12 January 2010
From: Lisbeth Rogers, Golson Media
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CALL FOR AUTHORS: Encyclopedia of Social Networking (includes social
networking in Africa)
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of
Social Networking, a new 2-volume reference to be published in 2011 by
This comprehensive work will be marketed and sold to college, public,
and academic libraries and includes some 400 articles, covering all
aspects of social networking from historical perspectives on social
networks in ancient times to social networks in the Renaissance to the
social networks of war to Twitter. There are a number of entries
available for social networks according to region, including many
countries in Africa. While the term social networking evokes
fast-moving technologies and services like weblogs, MySpace, or
YouTube, the concept of a social network greatly predates these
electronic technologies that have enabled just one aspect of it.
Simply put, in these articles, a social network is a grouping or
loosely connected web of individuals tied by one or more specific
types of interests or interdependencies. These may include everything
from similar likes and dislikes, friends, kin, tribes, disease
transmission, or even a shared bus route to work, the "grapevine"
around the water cooler, and the "old boy" network.
We are now making assignments with a deadline of May 1, 2010.
Each article, ranging from 800 to 4,000 words, is signed by the
contributor. The General Editor for the encyclopedia is George
Barnett, Ph.D. University of California - Davis, who will review all
the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.
If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a
notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your
publishing credits. Payments for the articles are honoraria that range
from a $50 book credit at SAGE Publications for article submissions
totaling up to 1,000 words to a free set of the finished encyclopedia
(a $250 value) for contributions totaling 10,000 words. More than
this, your involvement can help assure that credible and detailed
data, descriptions, and analysis are available to students of social
The list of available articles (Excel file) and Style Guidelines are
prepared and will be sent to you in response to your inquiry. Please
then select which unassigned articles may best suit your interests and
If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding
reference with the Encyclopedia of Social Networking, please contact
me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of
Thanks for your time and interest.
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