Call for Authors: SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology

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Call for Authors: SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology

Golson Media on the behalf of SAGE Publications is announcing a writing/publishing opportunity in the upcoming reference work to be published in 2016: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology will be an A-to-Z perspective, documenting musical styles and genres and will examine musical practices in various cultures and subcultures, locations (cultures bound by geography) and movements (political, economic or other social forces).  The SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology will be organized in the following categories:

  • Behavioral and Social Contexts
  • Genres, Broad Categories
  • Genres, Forms
  • Genres, Style Types
  • Indigenous Music (By Region)
  • Movements (Organized actions of a group for political, economic, social purposes)
  • Music Cultures of the World (By country)
  • Musical Instruments (types, classifications, views and practices)
  • Practice in Ethnomusicology (Disciplinary practices, techniques, perspectives)
  • Social Issues (Topics of investigation and analysis)
  • Social Structures Dispersed Across Geographic Locations
  • Theory and Method


Each 1,000 to 5,000-word article will include the name and affiliation of the contributor in the byline entry. The General Editor reviewing project submissions is Dr. Janet L. Sturman of the University of Arizona. If you are interested in learning more about contributing to the publication including receiving the complete list of articles, article submission guidelines and a sample article for review, please respond to ethnomusicology@golsonmedia.com and provide a copy of your CV.
We are currently making assignments with an article submission deadline of December 1, 2014.

We hope you will consider joining us in the creation of this encyclopedia. Contributing to this cutting-edge reference can also be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume. In addition, 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. Please note there are over 300 articles available for assignment at this time, included below is a partial listing of articles available. If you see a topic that interests you or would like additional details about the encyclopedia, please contact me at ethnomusicology@golsonmedia.com and I will be happy to help you.

Partial list of articles available for assignment for the SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology:
(Article title listed first, followed by recommended word count for the article)

  • Afghanistan: Contemporary performance practice-1,400
  • Afghanistan: Music in history, culture, and geography-1,400
  • Africa, Central (overview) -2,100
  • Africa, Southeast (overview) -2,900
  • Civil Rights -2,000
  • Class (social class divisions and musical experience, general theories and specific examples) -1,200
  • El Salvador: Music in history, culture, and geography -1,200
  • Ethnicity, Music and -3,400
  • Ethnocentrism -1,500
  • Ethnochoreology-1,500
  • Ethnography, musical (see also Fieldwork) -2,500
  • Ethnomusicology as Profession (role in academia and society) (see also employment)-3,000
  • Ethnomusicology: Issues (overview, e.g., emic-etic continuum, beyond area studies)-1,300
  • Ethonochoreology-1,100
  • Germany: Music in history, culture, and geography-4,500
  • Globalization -1,400
  • Guinea, Republic of: (Guinea-Conkary): Music in history, culture, and geography-1,200
  • Guinea-Bissau: Contemporary performance practice-1,800
  • Guinea-Bissau: Music in history, culture, and geography-1,800
  • Indigenous Music (overview, definitions, comparative distinctions, context wider than colonial)-3,000
  • Indigenous Rights -1,300
  • Indonesia: Contemporary performance practice-1,200
  • Indonesia: Music in history, culture, and geography -1,200
  • Language, Music and -3,000
  • Latin Music (overview, international commercial)-2,500
  • Linguistic analysis -3,400
  • Local Music (revalorization and revival) -1,400
  • Merengue -1,500
  • Migration -2,800
  • Minorities -2,000
  • Narrative (forms,practices,modes of delivery )-2,400
  • Occupational roles -1,500
  • Oral history -3,300
  • Rebellions -1,300
  • Reconciliation-1,100
  • Roots Music -1,800
  • Shamanic (local and global)-1,500
  • Sierra Leone: Contemporary performance practice -1,500
  • Sierra Leone: Music in history, culture, and geography -1,400
  • Singing and Vocal Practices (overview)-4,200
  • Singing-Call and response -2,200
  • Singing-Lining out (psalm singing) -1,300
  • Spirituality (see also Religion)-1,500
  • Status (of musicians; music as means of marking) -1,600
  • Stereotype (responding to; confirming; rejecting) -1,400
  • Storytelling (epic, oral transmission, bards) -4,000
  • Textual studies -1,500
  • Trance (popular music phenomenon)-1,400
  • Trance (possession and altered states; in comparative musical practice around the world) -3,700
  • Transcription (history; manual and automatic transcription; prescriptive versus descriptive; relationship to notation) -2,400
  • Transculturation -1,600
  • Translation-1,200
  • Universals -2,200
  • Urbanization (Urbanism) -1,500
  • War (music in warfare, military music; global perspective) -3,700
  • Weddings , (marriages, in cross-cultural perspective -- also treated under settings and contexts) -3,800
  • World beat -1,700

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please let me know if I can provide any information.

Sonabai Kanhai
Author Manager
Golson Media
ethnomusicology@golsonmedia.com