Call for Book Proposals: Culture, Humanity, and Urban Life Series (Lexington Books)

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Call for Publications
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural History / Studies, Geography, Urban History / Studies

Lexington Books announces its new series, Culture, Humanity, and Urban Life, and seeks book proposals based on the following description.

How are urban processes entangled with human experiences? In this series, scholarly monographs and edited volumes explore this question and illuminate diverse forms of such entanglement through empirically-based research. This series emphasizes anthropological approaches to the study of human life in relation to the urban. It seeks to illuminate experiences and effects of urban cultures and situate specific cases in a comparative set. By exploring the intricacies of human-urban relations, this series contributes to better understanding of the ways that humans particularly conceive of and experience nature, personhood, ethics, culture, and social life.

To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please send:

a prospectus (see below for details)
a detailed table of contents
one or two sample chapters
your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors, as well as chapter abstracts.

The prospectus should include:
1. A
description of the book, describing the core themes, arguments, issues, goals,
and/or topics of the work, what makes it unique, what questions it seeks to answer,
and why you are qualified to write it. (2-5 pages)
2. A description of your
target audience (undergraduate or graduate students?
scholars? professionals?).
3. An analysis of
competing or similar books (including publishers and dates),
indicating distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from these
other works.
4. A list of
courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text,
indicating the course level at which this book may be used.
5. An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been
, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to
prepare it for publication.
6. The
length of the manuscript either as a word count or a page count (12-point type
on double-spaced 8.5”×11” pages). Will there be figures, tables, or other non-text
material, and, if so, approximately how many? If the text is not complete, please still
estimate its final length, not including the non-text material.
7. If the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of
when it will be finished. Is there
a particular date by which you hope the book will be published (due to a historical
anniversary, conference, etc.?
8. The names of
four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have
no personal or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, e-mail
addresses, and/or mailing addresses.
9. An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by
other publishers.

Send all inquiries to Series Editors.

Contact Info: 

Series Editors: Jessica Bodoh-Creed is Lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, ( and Melissa King is Assistant Professor at San Bernardino Valley College (

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