CALL FOR AUTHORS – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN IN WORLD RELIGIONS: FAITH AND CULTURE ACROSS HISTORY

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Location: 
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Philosophy, Social Sciences
The Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions by ABC-CLIO presents the first major reference work on women in world religions since the 1999 publication of Serinity Young’s Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion. This two volume encyclopedia will focus on women in world religions in several areas.

1)   ways in which women live and have lived their faith – their activities, movements, leadership, and contributions

2)   expectations, perceptions, and images of women according to scripture, tradition, and organizational structures

3)   ways that religions view and have viewed women’s bodies as exemplifying divine or ideal attributes, and conversely, ways that religions view and have viewed women’s bodies as seductive, polluting, exemplifying evil or lower nature, etc.

The project will include approximately 300 entries of 500 to 2000 words each, and these will be organized A to Z within each of the following religions:

  • African Religions
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Religions
  • Baha’i
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Confucianism
  • Daoism
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Judaism
  • Native American
  • New Age Religions
  • Prehistoric Religions
  • Shinto
  • Sikhism

Following is a brief list of sample topics (with approximate word count) from three of the religions to be included. Note that entries should be written for undergraduate level readers and provide an overview of the topic along with historical background. 

CHRISTIANITY
  • Abortion 500
  • Ascetics 500
  • Education 750
  • Eve 500
  • Homosexuality 500
  • Jesus Movement 500
  • Ministers 750
  • Saints 2000
  • Sophia 500

ISLAM

  • Fatimah 500
  • Hagar 500
  • Muslim Brotherhood 500
  • Purdah 750
  • Reform  1500

NEW AGE RELIGION

  • Art 1500
  • Astrology 500
  • Dance 500
  • Internet 750
  • Karma 750
  • Ritual 1000
  • Yoga 500
Authors will receive credit and compensation for each entry.  

We are currently making assignments with a deadline of April 1, 2016.

Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic credentials in related disciplines.

 

Thank you,

Susan de Gaia, General Editor, Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions

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Susan de Gaia, Ph.D. 
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