From: T. Heatherington <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 9:04 PM
Subject: CALL FOR AUTHOR ON ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM: Encyclopedia of Social Networks
From: "Lisbeth Rogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "T. Heatherington" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 2:48:18 PM
Subject: RE: CALL FOR AUTHORS: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
I'm also currently seeking authors for another upcoming reference from SAGE Publications: Encyclopedia of Social Networks. A contributor was previously assigned for the topic "Environmental Activism" (networks), 2400 words, however he is unable to participate. The final deadline for submissions for this project is July 12th. I realize this is very short notice, but I'm wondering if you have the time and interest to tackle this entry. If not, could you kindly recommend any colleagues who might be interested? I have attached the complete article list and submission guidelines for your review. Please find below a description of the scope of the encyclopedia.
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of Social Networks, 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 networks from historical perspectives on social networks in ancient times to social networks in the Renaissance to the social networks of war to Twitter. While the term social network 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 and kin, disease transmission, or even a shared bus route to work, the "grapevine" around the water cooler, and the "old boy" network. Analysis of such groupings has spawned a whole area of theory and research within the social sciences, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research techniques. Stanley Milgram's classic "six degrees of separation" theory is derived from such analysis. In social network analysis, attention is cast not on the attributes of individuals and groups but on the relationships and ties to others within a network.
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.
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 network issues.
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