***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Apologies for the cross-posting. Best, Marianne Sarkis International Development and Social Change (IDSC) IDCE, Clark University 950 Main Street - Worcester, MA 01610-1477 Phone: (508) 421-3898 Email: [log in to unmask] Web: http://www.clarku.edu/departments/idce/academicsGradIDFaculty_MS.cfm Personal: http://www.mariannesarkis.com -----Original Message----- From: H-NET List for African History and Culture [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Prinisha Badassy Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:29 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: CFA: Encyclopedia of Social Networking Date: 12 January 2010 From: Lisbeth Rogers, Golson Media <[log in to unmask]> 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 SAGE Publications. 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 networking issues. 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 expertise. 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 your background. Thanks for your time and interest. Lisbeth Rogers Author Manager Golson Media [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.