Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LAST CALL FOR AUTHORS: Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of

Social Media and Politics, a new 2-volume reference to be published by
CQ Press/SAGE Reference in 2013.

*Please see the list of 38 remaining topics available for assignment below*

Social media are revolutionizing and galvanizing politics in the United
States and around the world. Old modes and methods of political
communication from elites to the masses (top down) and from the masses
to elites (bottom up) are being rapidly displaced by new social media,
and activists are building new movements and protests using social media
to alter mainstream political agendas. Members of Congress now routinely
turn to Twitter to spar with partisan opponents or broadcast messages to
constituents, and use YouTube to post their latest campaign
advertisements. The power of social media in politics is not isolated to
the United States. In the popular uprisings triggered by the Arab Spring
social media have played an enormous part in the organizing of protests
and keeping dissident voices from being completely stifled by repressive
regimes, despite attempts by those regimes to restrict access to the
Internet and social media platforms or technologies. In approximately
400 signed articles, this 2-volume reference work will cover the
phenomenon of social media and politics in an A-to-Z format.

This comprehensive encyclopedia will be marketed to academic and public
libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the
library's electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing
each submission to the project, is Dr. Kerric Harvey, Center for
Innovative Media, George Washington University.

We are currently making assignments with a final deadline for
submissions of December 10, 2012.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it
is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature,
redefining sociological issues in today's terms. Moreover, it can be a
notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your
publishing credits. CQ Press/SAGE Publications offers an honorarium
ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of
the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding
reference with the Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, please
contact me by the e-mail information below. I will provide you with
submission guidelines and a sample article. Please provide a brief
summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.

Thanks very much,
Lisbeth Rogers
Author Manager
politics@golsonmedia.com

Remaining topics (including words counts) currently available for
assignment:

1.      2000 Congressional Campaigns   1800

2.      2002 Congressional Campaigns   1800

3.      2008 Congressional Campaigns   5000

4.      Bounce Back (technical)  1000

5.      Bounce Back effect (cultural)       1200

6.      Campaigns, Email             1200

7.      Campaigns, Grassroots   3000

8.      Campaigns, Organizing   3000

9.      Constituency      3000

10.   DeMint, Jim        2200

11.   Ellmers, Renee   2200

12.   Fleming, John     2200

13.   Forbes, J. Randy 2200

14.   Grassley, Chuck  2200

15.   Issa, Darrell         2200

16.   McCarthy, Kevin               2200

17.   McCotter, Thaddeus        2200

18.   Membership Communications Project (data aggregation project) 1200

19.   Menendez, Robert           2200

20.   Musicians and Social Media in Politics 3,000

21.   Multiple Leveraging         1200

22.   Parallel Modeling             1200

23.   Political Base      1800

24.   Predictive Analytics          1800

25.   Real-Time Communication Nodes              1000

26.   Return on Investment      1800

27.   Schumer, Charles              2200

28.   Skunk Ops            1200

29.   Social Security    1800

30.   Spanish 15M Movement 1000

31.   Spending and Debt, Government 2200

32.   Take the Pledge                800

33.   Taxes     1800

34.   Thune, John        2200

35.   Twestival             800

36.   Udall, Mark         2200

37.   Vitter, David       2200

38.   Voter Demographics        2200

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