CFP-The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies

The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies is dedicated to increasing our understanding of children and childhoods throughout the world, reflecting a perspective that highlights cultural dimensions of the human experience. The books in this series are intended for students, scholars, practitioners, and those who formulate policies that affect children’s everyday lives and futures.

We are pleased to announce a call for book proposals for The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies. Having long been under the careful stewardship of Founding Editor Myra Bluebond-Langner, the series will now be edited by Jill E. Korbin and EJ Sobo.

As we assume the editorship of this series, we are looking for books that will make important contributions to the study of children and childhoods. Feel free to contact us prior to submission if you would like to discuss your work’s potential fit  with the series. Please include all required materials in your proposal.

In addition, authors should clearly articulate, in the cover letter, the novel contributions to the literature that they intend to make through their book’s publication. To this end, we request that the cover note include brief responses to the 5 bullet points below that convey, clearly and concisely, the manuscript’s unique contributions in the following areas:

  • To what conversations or debates in the literature does the manuscript speak?
  • In what way is theory or knowledge advanced through the manuscript?
  • What are the manuscript’s  novel findings?
  • What are the manuscript’s innovative features?
  • Any other points that make this an important manuscript for the field of childhood studies.

For general information or to submit a proposal, please contact: Kimberly Guinta Executive Editor Rutgers University Press 106 Somerset Street, FL 3 New Brunswick, NJ 08901