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Greetings, We are inviting academic editorial contributors to Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia, a new 4-volume reference to be published in 2014 by SAGE Reference in collaboration with the Association for Asian American Studies. All contributors to the encyclopedia must be members of the Association for Asian American Studies. If you are not currently a member, you are most welcome to join: https://associations.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/aaas/aaas_membership.cgi *Please see the list of 81 topics currently available for assignment following this message below* Asian Americans are a growing minority population in the United States--there are 17.3 million Asian Americans now after a 46 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010 according to the 2010 Census--a trend highlighted in the June 2012 Pew Research Center report on "The Rise of Asian Americans." The Pew report characterizes them as "the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing [U.S.] racial group." Yet Asian Americans as a category are a diverse set of peoples from over 30 distinctive Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face a wide range of issues and problems within the larger American social universe despite the persistence of common stereotypes that label them as a "model minority" for the generalized attributes celebrated in the Pew report and offered uncritically in many media depictions. The rationale for Asian American Society is to provide a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging and fast-developing field of Asian American Studies as this field examines the various dimensions of Asian American life within American society. The scope of the essays will include the social, cultural, psychological, economic, and political dimensions of the Asian American experience. The volumes will feature more than 400 essays, a core collection of primary documents, and key demographic and social science data that help students understand Asian American influences on American life, as well as the impact of American society on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. The signed articles, with cross-references and Further Readings are accompanied by pedagogical elements, including a Reader's Guide, Chronology of Asian American Society, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference with the Association of Asian American Studies and will be marketed to academic libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library's electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Mary Yu Danico, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. We are currently making new assignments with a final deadline for article submissions of August 1, 2013. If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today's terms. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more. If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide your CV or a summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines. I will provide you with the submission guidelines and a sample article for your review. Thanks very much. Lisbeth Rogers Author Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Topics Currently Available for Assignment (including word counts). Please note: this is not the complete article list, only the topics currently available: 1. Anti-Martial Law Movement 1600 2. Asian America/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy 1600 3. Asian American Chamber and Junior Chamber of Commerce 2000 4. Asian American Greek Life 1500 5. Asian American Student Organizations 1500 6. Asian Latino Relations 2000 7. Buddhism 3000 8. Cherry Blossom Festival 1000 9. Chinese American Authors 2500 10. Chinese American Citizens Alliance 1100 11. Chinese American Literature 2800 12. Chinese Americans, Organization of (OCA) 1100 13. Citizenship/Legal Status 1800 14. Civil Rights 2800 15. Confucianism 3000 16. Conservatism, Asian American 2500 17. Cultural Exchange Programs 1500 18. Demonstration Project for Asian Americans 1100 19. Elder Care 2000 20. Ellis Island 2500 21. Employment (Overview) 3000 22. Ethnic Studies 3000 23. Families (Overview) 3500 24. Family Business/Mom and Pop Stores 1500 25. Family Reunification 1965 Immigration Act 1800 26. Foreigner's Miner's Tax 1100 27. Gambling and Addiction 1600 28. Gangs 2800 29. Gender and Sexuality 3000 30. Gold Mining 1800 31. Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong 1100 32. Hawaii 1946 Sugar Plantation Strike 1500 33. Hawaii Plantations 1600 34. Hawaii, Education in 1500 35. Hawaii/Local Literature 1500 36. Hawaiian Homestead Lands 1100 37. Hawaiian Monarchy, Overthrow of 1500 38. Hawaiians, Native, and Pacific Islander Americans 2200 39. Healthcare 2500 40. Immigration (Overview) 4000 41. Interfaith Relationships 1800 42. Internment Camps, Japanese American 2000 43. Islam 2000 44. Justices, Asian American 2000 45. Kamehameha High School 1100 46. Korean Immigration 2000 47. Koreatimes 1100 48. Leadership Education Asian Pacific Americans 1100 49. Lunar New Year 1100 50. Marriage and Divorce 2500 51. Martial Arts 2500 52. Music and Musicians 3500 53. National Archives and Records Administration 800 54. National Council for Japanese American Redress 1500 55. 1.5 Generation Asian American 1800 56. Organization of Chinese American Women 1100 57. Organized Crime 3200 58. Overseas Workers in Asian America 2200 59. Pakistani Americans 2000 60. Popular Culture (Overview) 3500 61. Prison/Incarceration 2200 62. Professions, Blue-Collar 2000 63. Professions, White-Collar 2000 64. Reality Show Stars 1500 65. Restauranteurs/Chefs 1500 66. Schools, Japanese Language 1500 67. Science and Scientists 2000 68. Second Generation Chinese 2000 69. Second Generation Korean 1800 70. Sexism 2500 71. Sexual Health 1800 72. Shintoism 2000 73. Social Networks, Asian American 2200 74. South Asian American Literature 2200 75. Substance Abuse 1500 76. Suicide 1500 77. Taxes on Chinese American Workers 1100 78. Teen Pregnancy 2000 79. Unions 1800 80. Vietnamese Americans (Education) 1500 81. Women and Work 2200 -- 30-- --