CfC: Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia

Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences is the definitive reference resource that takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the nexus between music and the social sciences. The encyclopedia fills a library market gap by looking at how music affects human beings and their interactions in the world. The interdisciplinary nature of the work provides a starting place for students to situate the status of music within the social sciences in fields like anthropology, communications, psychology, sociology, sports, political science, and economics as well as biology and the health sciences. This reference work contains approximately 450 articles in two large volumes, richly illustrated with photographs and video and audio clips in the online edition, which provide the sociological context for students to examine the importance of music in today’s society. The signed articles, with cross-references and Further Readings are accompanied by pedagogical elements, including the Reader’s Guide, Chronology of Music, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough Index.

This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference and 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. Bill Thompson, Macquarie University.

We are currently making assignment with a deadline of June 28, 2013.

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. 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.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, please contact Michele Chase at music@golsonmedia.com. Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.

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