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Call for Chapter Proposals: Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age (This is a call for chapters for an upcoming BOOK)

Event: This is a call for chapters for an upcoming BOOK
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Event Date: 2019-08-23 Abstract Due: 2019-08-23

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 24, 2019
Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age
A book edited by Rachel Kalish, PhD. (SUNY College at Old Westbury)

Technology is rapidly advancing, and each innovation provides opportunity for such technology to mesh with humans’ enactment of physical intimacy or in the quest for information about sexuality. Many people will seek out online communities for sexual identity formation, for knowledge or validation that they are not alone, or to seek out others with whom they share identity or affinity.  Additionally, technology has allowed for new ways of meeting people, of arranging for both casual and serious sexual encounters and intimate relationships, and created a platform for sexual communication.  Online communities may also help young adults shed stigma traditionally associated with certain sexual identities. However, the availability of this technology has also complicated sexual decision making for young adults as they navigate sexual identity, orientation, behavior, and community.

Objective of the Book
This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the intersection of technology and sexuality for emergent adults. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the combination of technology and sexual decision making for young adults, examining the role of technology in sexual identity formation, sexual communication, relationship formation and dissolution, and sexual learning and online sexual communities and activism.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of scholars and researchers working in the field of sexuality, technology, sociology, social work, public health, psychology and communication sciences. Moreover, the book will provide insights for use in undergraduate or graduate courses in sociology, social work, public health, or psychology, and may prove useful for health classes and foster discussion among young adults and their parents.  

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Technology use among young adults
Online Sexual Communities (“incels,” “Aces,” “virtuous pedophiles,” or LGBTQA communities)
Sexual Knowledge gleaned via digital means
Sexual Health information shared via the internet
Pornography creation
Pornography consumption
“Revenge Porn”
The role of technology in long distance relationships
Online dating use
Sexual Communication via social media sites
Internet based sex work
Online sexual activism
Internet mediated casual sex or hookups
Internet based “slut-shaming”
Relationship dissolution via the Internet
Sexual technology
Views of digital forms of sexual communication
Sexual decision making within hookup culture

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 24, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.

Proposals may be submitted here: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4111 

Authors will be notified by August 31, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 16, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission.

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.  https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4111

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates
August 24, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 31, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
October 16, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
November 30, 2019: Review Results Returned
January 20, 2020: Final Acceptance Notification
January 31, 2020: Final Chapter Submission

Editorial Advisory Board Members:
Amy Braksmajer, PhD., SUNY Geneseo, USA

Lauren Joseph, PhD., Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill Campus, USA

Laura Limonic, PhD., SUNY College at Old Westbury, USA

Catherine Marrone, PhD., Stony Brook University, USA

Amanda Shigihara, PhD., California State University, Sacramento, USA

Eric Shircliff, PhD., New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, USA

Inquiries can be forwarded to
Rachel Kalish, PhD.
SUNY College at Old Westbury




Rachel Kalish