Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago, is editing a fourth edition of “Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers” to which some of your members may be interested in contributing. Proposals for contributions to the upcoming edition are sought from scholars across all disciplines. The book will examine the consequences, implications, or opportunities associated with issues of diversity (socially constructed differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, etc.) in media. The fourth edition should be at least as wide-ranging in scope as prior editions. Most accepted pieces will present original scholarship.
There are three main sections:
- Content focuses most closely on texts created by media organizations.
- Audience includes media usage, effects of media, audience interpretations of media content, and studies of user-generated content.
- Production includes studies of media organizations and the creation of content, as well as media activism, access, policy, and regulation.
The book is designed primarily for undergraduates, although it has been used in graduate courses and in high schools. Final manuscripts will be about 4000 words, including pedagogical activities, and must be written in an accessible fashion. Contributors who meet the deadline will receive $100 payment upon publication. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2017.