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Volume 14, Issue 2 is now available!

Releasing the highly anticipated forum ‘The Crip, The Fat and The Ugly in an Age of Austerity: Resistance, Reclamation and Affirmation’ w/ Guest Editors Dr. Kirsty Liddiard & Jen Slater. Including a delightful #DisFilm interview w/ Dominick Evans, along with the latest Disability Studies opportunities.

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Introduction

The Crip, The Fat and The Ugly in an Age of Austerity: Resistance, Reclamation and Affirmation

Jen Slater, PhD, Sheffield Hallam University & Kirsty Liddiard, PhD, University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
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“Welcome to this special forum, The Crip, The Fat and The Ugly in an Age of Austerity: Resistance, Reclamation and Affirmation. Our original desire in putting out this call was to critically explore the processes and politics of austerity upon diverse and marginalized embodiments in neoliberal and advanced capitalist times. Global austerity has a far reach, often into, around, behind, beyond and alongside the body. Global austerity routinely categorizes body-minds[i] in terms of productivity, value, cost, ability and aesthetics. Body-minds are positioned vis-a-vis global austerity as a site for social order, economic possibility, progression, and big business…”

Forum Research Articles

My Infectious Encounters as an Autistic Epidemic

Jessica L. Benham, MA, University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, USA
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Reclaiming the Margins in The Face of The Quantified Self

Gabi Schaffzin, PhD ABD, University of California, San Diego-Department of Visual Arts
California, USA
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Working to Feel Better or Feeling Better to Work? Discourses of Wellbeing in Austerity Reality TV

Rowan Voirrey Sandle, Katy Day, PhD, & Tom Muskett, PhD, Leeds Beckett University, School of Social Science, Psychology
United Kingdom
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NoBody’s Perfect: Charm, Willfulness and Resistance

Maria Tsakiri, PhD
Cyprus
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Editorial

RDS Commitment to Honoring Diversity

Megan Conway, PhD, Center on Disability Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii, USA
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Creative Works

A Conversation about film, activism and social media with Disability Activist/Filmmaker Dominick M. Evans

Raphael Raphael, PhD, Center on Disability Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Guatemala
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Notes From the Field

Online Professional Development: ‘Talking With Pictures’: Photovoice – June 2-10, 2018

Genesis Leong, Center on Disability Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii, USA
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Disability Studies 2018 Fall Online Courses

Genesis Leong, Center on Disability Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii, USA
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Call for Presentations: Disability Studies 2019 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity

Genesis Leong, Center on Disability Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii, USA
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Disability Studies Dissertations Abstracts

Dissertation & Abstracts v14i2

Jonathon Erlen , PhD, University of Pittsburgh & Megan Conway, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Pennsylvania & Hawaii, USA
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