Contribute to an important new resource, The Encyclopedia of Family Studies, which will be published (in print and on-line) by Wiley-Blackwell in 2015. The five-volume project takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the large and growing field of Family Studies. “The” family – or families – will be viewed from both an institutional and structural (i.e., macro) level as well as an interactional (i.e., micro) level. This project will be more than a compendium of knowledge about white, upper-middle class US families written by American scholars. Diversity across topics/issues, authors, and intended audiences will be reflected throughout the volumes. Scholars from around the world — and across disciplines and stages of professional development — are invited to participate.
Entries cover a wide spectrum of topics, some of which include:
- Anthropological Perspectives on Families
- Family Demography
- Family Theories
- Health, Illness, and Aging
- Marriage and Divorce
- Families Around the World
If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, please contact Dr. Shehan or Melanie Duncan (information below) and they will be happy to provide you with a full list of headwords for the encyclopedia. If you agree to write an entry, you will be contacted by a representative from Wiley-Blackwell, who will send you a contract and additional information about writing for the encyclopedia. The tentative deadline for submitting first drafts of entries is later this year (2013). Entries will be reviewed by the associate editors. Contributors will be notified of necessary changes in their entries within a month following submission.
We sincerely hope you will consider contributing to this project. It cannot succeed without the contributions of experts like you.
Melanie L. Duncan, M.A.
Assistant Editor for the Encyclopedia of Family Studies
Doctoral Candidate and Instructor
Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law University of Florida
3219 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117330
Gainesville, FL 32611