SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives

Mark Golson Discussion

Golson Media is producing The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. We are reaching out to members of H-Peace to join this exciting project.

The story of social science and war is a long one, going back to the Roman military in the late second century BCE, when soldiers became the empire's worst enemy, pillaging citizens and creating social turmoil. But it is a story that has not been amply told. A long list of reference works exists viewing war through the traditional lens of history and military science, emphasizing the big events, places, and people in wars across the ages. Setting itself apart, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives will view war through a different lens, that of the social sciences. Featuring approximately 700 entries organized A to Z across four volumes, the encyclopedia will be available in a choice of electronic or print formats.

Entries may focus on the following subject areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication & Mass Media
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Geography (Human, Cultural)
  • Labor & Economics
  • Law
  • Memory Sites and Events
  • Peace
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Social Consequences of War
  • Societal Experiences and Views About War by Country
  • Sociohistorical Aspects of Specific Wars
  • Sociology

Here are some specific entries H-Peace followers may find of interest:

  • Rationalization & acceptance
  • Race & ethnicity
  • Solidarity
  • Right-to-know
  • Testosterone
  • Power
  • Intractable conflicts
  • Globalization
  • Civilian populations in war zones

Rather than a roster of battles, equipment, and winners and losers, the causes, processes, and effects of war will be illuminated with a cross-disciplinary work drawing from anthropology, communication and mass media, economics, political science and law, psychology, sociology, and more.

We are currently making assignments with a deadline of January 2, 2015.

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 The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, please contact me. Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.