Call for Papers: Social Media in Asia

Dear HumanDHS Friends

Call for Scholarly Chapters on “Social Media in Asia” for publication by Dignity Press in early 2013.

Cui Litang, a language instructor and media expert/specialist colleague in Shanghai, China, and I are interested in receiving chapter proposals for our anticipated co-edited book, “Social Media in Asia,” with an expected publication in the first quarter of 2013 by Dignity Press: a new, small, nonprofit, open access/Creative Commons Attribution license/ print on demand- print and E-book format press, which especially supports the concepts of dignity, social justice, and gender equality. Presently, Dignity Press books are sold on its website, through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers and will contine to expand over time.

We hope to have an introductory chapter and ten to twelve substantive chapters in the volume. The intended focus suggests scholarly chapters of approximately 25 pages each, plus rich reference lists in the sixth APA Manual style, on such illustrative but not exclusive topics as social media trends; influence; economic, cultural, religious, and political practices; control and censorship in specific Asian regions and the larger countries in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Countries such as Australia, China, India, Indonesia, and Japan and the regions of South East Asia, North Asia, the Korean peninsula, the European “stans,” and Russian Siberia provide illustrative examples for potential chapter emphasis.

Interested scholars should submit a specifically targeted proposal of 200-300 words, plus an up to date resume to me as soon as possible. For the accepted chapter proposals, the deadline for submission of the chapters to me is December 1, 2012, with expected limited print and E-book publication formats in the first quarter of 2013.

Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D.

Among the first Dignity Press books currently published or in press are the following:

Evelin Lindner, President of the Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network and author of three recent books with Praeger International Security series: “A Dignity Economy” (2012), and her forthcoming book on terrorism and humiliation.

Michael H. Prosser (Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia and Shanghai International Studies University), Mansoureh Sharifzadeh (Former teacher of English for the Ministry of Education, Tehran), and Zhang Shengyong (Teacher of English at Dezhou University, Shangdong Province, China), (Coeditors) (in press). “Finding Cross-cultural Common Ground.” It is expected to be published in 2012.

Howard Richards, former professor and attorney at law, “The Nurturing of Time Future”

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