Call for Chapters: Reconstructing Perceptions of Systemically Marginalized Groups


Leslie Ponciano, Hope Education Research Solutions, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: September 12, 2022
Full Chapters Due: October 25, 2022


Despite their best intentions, professionals in the helping fields have a lifetime of exposure to a deficit perspective that is pervasive in research, theory, training programs, workforce preparation programs, statistical data, and media portrayals of marginalized groups. They enter their professions to make a difference for others, but their interactions are grounded in an assumption that there will be a problem to fix. This book will counter the implicit mental models that influence the way we speak, act, and behave during those interactions. A focus on what works to promote positive outcomes, rather than on barriers and deficits, will provide a new perspective through which to see their practices.


This book has the potential to revolutionize all of the environments in which children grow and develop. The multi-disciplinary and international approach has appeal to a broad number of fields as well as to a large number of professional roles within those fields. The objectives of this book are as follows: 1) Disrupt the implicit deficit-based biases that exist in the professions that currently serve marginalized groups, 2) Build awareness that all individuals possess strengths and the capacity to contribute to their success, and 3) Revise the definition of success to be more inclusive.

Target Audience

The intention is for international pre-service and in-service professionals in the fields of psychology, social work, health care, education, public policy, and related fields to gain a new perspective of the groups they serve. If they implicitly believe that people facing adverse circumstances are likely to have negative outcomes, then the services they provide, even with the best of intentions, will convey that message to the individuals who most need to be recognized for their capacity to endure and overcome. This book will provide research and evidence-based examples to demonstrate how a strengths-based approach is likely to facilitate positive outcomes for all.

Recommended Topics

* Perceptions * Implicit Biases * Strengths-based Approaches * Skills Development * Storytelling * Mental Health * Action Research * Brain Research * Research Ethics * Foster Care * Community Development * Ethnicity and Race * Differently-Abled * Restorative Justice * Mindfulness Practices * Resilience * Environmental Factors * Self-Determination * Educational Practices * Therapeutic Practices * Rehabilitation * Law and Policy * Cultural Responsiveness * Technology * Media * Adverse Childhood Experiences

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 12, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by September 26, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 25, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at 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, Reconstructing Perceptions of Systemically Marginalized Groups. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

September 12, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
September 26, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
October 25, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
November 14, 2022: Review Results Returned
December 6, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
December 20, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Leslie Ponciano Hope Education Research Solutions


Education; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Media and Communications; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities
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