CFP: Encyclopedia of Ethnic Clothing in the United States

Call for Participation: Encyclopedia of Ethnic Clothing in the United States,
Co-Editors, Dr. Mitchell D. Strauss, University of Northern Iowa and Dr. Annette
Lynch, University of Northern Iowa

Authors are invited to contact the editors to indicate interest by the
end of May 2012.

DESCRIPTION: This A-Z encyclopedia will cover approximately 200 “ethnic” items,
from headwear to footwear, that have been worn or are now worn by Americans as
everyday clothing, fashion, ethnic or religious identifiers, or style statements.
Each narrative entry, ranging from approximately 750 to 1,000 words, will define
and describe the item, its origins and its arrival in the United States, how it
has been/is worn, and what it has represented over time. Further Reading per entry
where possible. X-references. Timeline. Sidebars with quotations, factoids.
Selected Bibliography. The encyclopedia is under contract with AltaMira Press, a
division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Publication is expected
approximately 2014. Please see Full Announcement for details.

: We invite authors to contact us to indicate interest by the
end of May 2012. Earlier contact is encouraged. Authors should indicate general
geo/ethnic areas of competence/interest during initial contact. Authors will be
notified by July 31, 2012 regarding the status of their involvement. Our goal is
to have all written entries submitted for review by mid-December 2012. If
interested please contact:

Ethnic Clothing in US

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