IAP BOOK SERIES
Research in Queer Studies
The field of queer studies is growing by leaps and bounds in academic circles. Universities are creating graduate programs and degrees in this field, journals are surfacing, and SIGs specific to queer studies are being established in academic organizations. Along with this increased interest in queer studies, the majority of books in the field take a general approach, attempting to address everything in a single volume. While that is great for an introductory book to queer studies, the problem is that the topics raised in such volumes are barely addressed.
This book series will afford scholars the opportunity to come together on a particular topic within queer studies and really give the topic the time and depth of discussion it deserves. Many of the topics within queer studies are very complex, and introductory books to queer studies give the reader the impression that the topic is either simple or not important, when in fact it might be a very big social concern in our society.
Call for Manuscripts
The field of queer studies is growing by leaps and bounds in academic circles. Universities are creating graduate programs and degrees in this field, journals are surfacing, and SIGs specific to queer studies are being established in academic organizations. Along with this increased interest in queer studies, the majority of books in the field take a general approach, attempting to address a host of topics in a single volume, emphasizing breadth rather than depth. This book series affords scholars the opportunity to come together on a particular topic within queer studies and give the topic the time and depth that is needed to fully explore the topic.
The series editors are open to proposed volumes of the series to be either edited volumes with multiple contributors or authored volumes (single or co-authors). Potential volume topics include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) Bullying of queer youth; 2) queer theory; 3) cross-cultural comparisons of queer issues; 4) intersections of race and sexual identity; 5) intersections of gender and sexual identity; 6) religion and queer studies, among many other possible topics within the fields of sociology, education, cultural studies, gender/women’s studies, etc.
It is advised that authors/editors considering submitting manuscripts send the editors a prospectus first to determine whether the proposed book is a fit with the series. Such a prospectus should include an overview of the proposed book, the significance of the book and how it fills a void in queer studies, the marketability of the book, a possible table of contents, as well as a timeline.
Manuscripts should be formatted according the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, and be prepared in MS Word, formatted for 8½” x 11” paper with 1” margins all on 4 sides. Endnotes should be used instead of footnotes. On the cover page, please include for all authors or editors their name, professional title, institutional affiliation, and all contact information (phone, fax, mailing address, email), and a short bio for each.
NOTE: Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in this series. Authors should not simultaneously submit this manuscript elsewhere for publication consideration. For further information or to submit a proposal/manuscript, please contact the series editors:
Paul Iida, Ph.D.
Akita International University
Hidehiro Endo, Ph.D.
Akita International University