We are inviting academic editorial contributors to Sociology of Work:
An Encyclopedia, a 2-volume library reference to be published in 2013 by SAGE Publications.
The simple act of going to work every day is an integral part of all societies across the globe; it is an ingrained social contract—we all work to survive. If we can’t work, psychologists have equated losing a job with the trauma of divorce or a family death, and enormous issues arise, from financial panic to sinking self-esteem. Through work, we build our self-identity, our lifestyle, and our aspirations. How did it come about that work dominates so many parts of our lives? This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects that answer that question, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health.
Distinguishing itself from the competition, this encyclopedia focuses on contemporary sociology and provides international coverage, comparing work in China to the United States, for example. The articles will be accompanied by pedagogical elements, including a Reader’s Guide, Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, Appendix, and thorough Index.
This comprehensive work will be marketed and sold to college, public, and academic libraries and includes some 400 articles, covering all aspects of the sociology of work and related disciplines in the social sciences, including terms and practices, biographies, and descriptions of work. We are now making assignments with a deadline of February 15, 2012.
Each article, ranging from 700 to 3,500 words, is signed by the contributor. The General Editor of the encyclopedia is Vicki Smith, Ph.D., University of California - Davis, who will review all the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.
If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. Payment for the articles are honoraria that range from a $50 book credit from Sage Publications for article submissions totaling 500 to 1,000 words up to a free copy of the encyclopedia 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 the sociology of work.
The article list, style guidelines, and sample article are attached for your review. Please select the unassigned articles that best suit your interests and expertise. Availability and assignment of articles will be confirmed upon receipt of your request.
If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your background in Work, Occupations, Organizations, and Employment issues.
Thanks for your time and interest.
Director, Author Management