CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS - Women's Lives Around the World Encyclopedia

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Nancy Barbour, Oregon State University
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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS – Edited Volume on Women’s Lives Around the World

Women's Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia
Volume 4: Europe

Editor: Nancy Barbour, MAIS
Executive Editor: Susan Shaw, PhD
To be published by ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press in 2017

Part of a four-volume encyclopedia on Women’s Lives Worldwide to be published by ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press in 2017, this volume will explore the diversity of women in various European countries, including differences of race/ethnicity, sexual identity, social class, religion, and ability. In particular, each entry should provide a glimpse into women’s daily lives, as well as provide an overview of the social, political, economic, and religious situations of women in that country.

The volume will also contain sidebars on topics such as pop culture, religion, and violence against women; primary documents, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women; and facts and figures tables for cross-national comparisons of key topics.

Each entry will follow the format supplied by the publisher:
• Overview of country (religion, ethnicity, population stats)
• Girls and Teens (education K-university level, if appropriate, recreation, family roles, etc.)
• Employment (typical careers/jobs, pay, etc.)
• Family Life (marriage, sexuality, household roles/responsibilities)
• Politics (rights, participation in government, etc.)
• Religious and Cultural Roles
• Issues (violence, inequality, trafficking, beauty standards, etc.)
• Further Reading

Completed entries will be due to the editor by 7/15/14. If you are interested in contributing an entry on one of the following countries, please reply to

Albania – 6000 words
Armenia – 6000 words
Austria – 7000 words
Belarus – 6000 words
Belgium – 6000 words
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 7000 words
Bulgaria – 6000 words
Croatia – 7000 words
Czech Republic – 7000 words
Estonia – 5000 words
Finland – 7000 words
France – 9000 words
Georgia – 7000 words
Hungary – 7000 words
Iceland – 7000 words
Ireland – 9000 words
Italy – 8000 words
Latvia – 5000 words
Lithuania – 5000 words
Macedonia – 5000 words
Malta – 5000 words
Netherlands – 7000 words
Norway – 7000 words
Poland – 7000 words
Portugal – 7000 words
Romania – 7000 words
Russia – 9000 words
Serbia, Montenegro, & Kosovo – 7000 words
Slovakia – 6000 words
Slovenia – 6000 words
Spain – 8000 words
Sweden – 9000 words
Switzerland – 7000 words
Ukraine – 8000 words
United Kingdom – 9000 words

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