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[liberationtech] CALL FOR AUTHORS: Social Media and Politics

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Thu Apr 26 19:15:10 PDT 2012

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From: Lisbeth Rogers <politics at>


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We are inviting academic editorial contributors to *Social Media and
Politics: An A-to-Z Guide*, a new 2-volume reference to be published by CQ
Press/SAGE Reference in 2013.  ****

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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.****

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This comprehensive project will be published by CQ Press/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. Kerric Harvey, Center for Innovative Media, George Washington
University. ****

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We are currently making assignments with a deadline for submissions of
September 1, 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.****

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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. *

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If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference
with *Social Media and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide*, please contact me by the
e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your
academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines. ****

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Thanks very much.****

Lisbeth Rogers****

Author Manager****

politics at****
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