Call for Chapter Proposals- Group Identity and LIFE magazine in the Post-World War II era

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Call for Publications
December 1, 2015
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies

Identity Politics and LIFE Magazine in the Post-World War II Era

We are seeking chapters for an edited collection focusing on the identity politics of LIFE magazine, particularly the manner in which this magazine helped construct and disseminate an “us” vs. “them” dynamic. The editors intend this work to be interdisciplinary and are interested in a variety of approaches, particularly chapters focused on LIFE’s written and/or photographic treatment of:

The Cold War



Post-war Japan

Civil Rights Movement


World leaders

World events not related to the Cold War

Women or feminists

The American South

This list is by no means exclusive.  We welcome any and all research that is focused on LIFE magazine in the post-World War II era.

To be considered, please submit a C.V. and a 2-page chapter proposal to by Dec. 1, 2015.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Sara Eskridge and Dr. Kathryn Lewis, editors-