Call For Proposals
The Routledge International Handbook of Working Class Studies
Co-editors: Michele Fazio (UNC Pembroke), Christie Launius (UW Oshkosh), and Tim Strangleman (University of Kent)
Deadline: May 1, 2017
The co-editors of The Routledge International Handbook of Working Class Studies (under contract with Routledge Press) are seeking proposals for chapters. While we have lined up many contributors already, we are now soliciting proposals to round out the volume.
The book will be organized into eight sections. The first section will be an editorial introduction that will provide a brief history of the field, as well as sketch out its current status. The final section will be entitled “New Directions in Working Class Studies,” and will bring together, in dialogue, voices representing the field’s founding as well as voices of the next generation of scholars, teachers, and activists. The remaining six sections will be thematic in focus, and will each contain 4-5 chapters: Methods, Class and Education, Work and Community, Working-Class Cultures, Representations, and Activism and Collective Action. The complete prospectus can be made available via the contact information below.
We are seeking proposals for chapters in each of the six thematic sections. The completed essays will be 5,000-6,000 words in length.
If you would like to propose a chapter for the volume, please submit a 1-page proposal that includes a title, description of the proposed chapter, and the section that it would be included in. Please also provide a short CV and a brief paragraph that describes your involvement in the field.
Deadline for proposals: May 1st, 2017 (with notification of acceptance or rejection by early June)
First drafts of chapters are due on August 1st, 2017. We plan to have comments back to all contributors by mid-October, and will collect revised manuscripts from all contributors by January 2018.
Please send materials via e-mail to Christie Launius at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.