Wanted: Book Chapter Proposals
For? Orange is the New Black and the World of Sociology
Editors: Rasha Aly, University of Cincinnati, and Christian Messer Gaitskill, MSW, LSW
Possible Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Orange Is the New Black is a popular, Netflix show that expands upon Piper Kerman’s memoir, “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.” Kerman spent 13 months in prison for her small-part involvement in a drug ring. The drama follows Piper Chapman (the fictional character based on Kerman), and other inmates at the fictional Litchfield Penitentiary. Beyond having the plots just tell stories, many of the storylines have numerous sociological connections. Different parts of the show can be connected to many sociological topics such as the Black Lives Matters Movement, Gender and Sexuality, and medical sociology – among other subjects. Not only will this book be valuable to sociologists, because it shows how the media enhances society’s perceptions of different institutions, but the shows fans will be interested in reading the book too. We are looking for chapter contributions for the book. Please include your full name, institutional affiliation, and current position in the same word document as the abstract or proposal. Chapter/abstract submissions are due January 2nd. Submitters will be notified if their chapters/abstracts have been accepted and chapters are due May 15th. If you have any abstracts or chapter proposals for the book, please send them to Rasha Aly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christian Gaitskill at email@example.com for consideration.