Seeking contributor to write on DOMESTIC VIOLENCE for Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives.

Chris Richardson's picture
Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
January 7, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Social Sciences, Sexuality Studies

I am looking for a scholar to write an entry on “Domestic Violence” for Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives. Unfortunately, I had this entry fall through—someone cancelled last-minute and now I’m scrabbling to find a writer able to take on the subject, which would generally include violence at home, often (but not always) directed at children and spouses. The entry would look at historical, contemporary, and mediated depictions of domestic violence in the United States. It would be about 8,000 words, however 25% of that can be primary documents (court rulings, historical documents, laws, etc.) While it is a substantial task, which I would require no later than February, I can see someone with expertise in the subject able to do it. The expectation is for an overview and not argumentative or original research, broken down into three categories: 1) history (pre-2000); 2) contemporary (2000-present); and 3) Media (e.g., television, film, music, news, etc.). 

 

Contact Info: 

Chris J. Richardson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Chair of Communication Studies
Program Coordinator for Popular Culture


Young Harris College
1 College Street | Young Harris, Georgia 30582
(706) 379-5311
| cjrichardson@yhc.edu | yhc.edu

Contact Email: