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Launching RDS Journal’s open-access issu Volume 14, Issue 3, ‘Dismantling Abelims: The Moral Imperative for School Leaders’

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Volume 14, Issue 3 is now available!

Launching RDS Journal’s open-access issue with special forum, ‘Dismantling Ableism: The Moral Imperative for School Leaders,’ with Guest Editors Dr. Holly Manaseri & Dr. Josh Bornstein. Including a featured Editorial by RDS Forums Editor Dr. Jenifer Barclay, a first-person creative works perspective, and our ongoing effort to highlight the latest in Disability Studies dissertations and abstracts.

Read more at http://bit.ly/RDS_v14i3

Forum Introduction

Dismantling Ableism: The Moral Imperative for School Leaders

Guest Forum Editors: Holly Manaseri, Ph.D, University of Rochester & Josh Bornstein, Ph.D, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Read article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ_772

“This is a special issue dedicated to exploring the efforts used in leadership development sectors such as education, public health and public administration to explicitly address abelism as a part of the professional training program....

Forum Research Articles

Disability Studies and Educational Leadership Preparation: The Moral Imperative

Josh Bornstein, Ph.D, Fairleigh Dickinson University, & Holly Manaseri, Ph.D, University of Rochester
Read article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ_818

Socially Just Educators Staying True to Themselves: The Role of Administrators Within or Outside of their Social Support Network

Carrie Eileen Rood, Ph.D, SUNY College at Cortland
Read article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ_801

Towards an Indigenous Leadership Paradigm for Dismantling Ableism

Hollie J. Mackie, Ph.D, University of Oklahoma
Read article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ_803

Wounding: Individual and Cultural Marginalization of a Student and Parent “Too Difficult to Serve”

Laura Franklin, Ed.D, Wayne State College
Read article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ_802

Editorial

“Yachts and Guns and Bears – oh my!”: The Ministry of Truth… errrrr, Department of Education in Trump’s America

Jenifer L. Barclay, Ph.D, Washington State University
Read article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ_897

Creative Works

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Lindsay Lee Heller, Hawaii
Read article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ_887

Disability Studies Dissertations Abstracts

Dissertation & Abstracts v14i3

Jonathon Erlen , PhD, University of Pittsburgh & Megan Conway, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Pennsylvania & Hawaii, USA
Visit ttp://bit.ly/RDSJ_892

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Subscription – RDS will be Open Access starting September 1st, 2018

Subscription – RDS will be Open Access starting September 1st, 2018

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Call for Papers ‘Disability and Shame’ June 1, 2018

Deadline extended!

Call for Papers: Disability and Shame

Anticipated publication date: June 1, 2019 (Volume 15, issue 2)

The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal is issuing a Call for Papers for a special forum on the subject of shame and disability, broadly conceived. It is hoped that through critical discourse addressing the historical and current contexts, contributing factors, effects, and responses to shame, greater understanding of this phenomena will diminish discrimination and violence.

Full papers should be submitted directly to RDS online at http://rdsjournal.org no later than June 1, 2018. Please submit to the category “Forum – Disability and Shame”.

For questions about the content of the Forum, please contact the guest editors John Jones, jjones@truman.edu, Dana Lee Baker, bakerdl@wsu.edu, or Stephanie Patterson, stephanie.patterson@stonybrook.edu.

For questions about the submissions process, please contact rdsj@hawaii.edu

Submissions to this special issue will undergo a process of peer-review. Authors will be notified of whether their papers will be invited for consideration in the forum by August 1, 2018. Prospective authors are encouraged to consult the RDS website at www.rdsjournal.org for more information about the journal and its formatting guidelines. Authors are encouraged to review previous issues of RDS in preparing their paper. Please note that initial acceptance of an article does not guarantee publication in RDS. RDS is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, international journal published by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. The journal contains research articles, essays, creative works and multimedia relating to the culture of disability and people with disabilities.

 

Disability and Shame Forum Overview

Shame plays a powerful role in social interactions, beliefs, and institutions. Shame and shaming take varied and quite diversely motivated forms. Shame exists as both a cultural and psychological construct, stimuli for and reactions to which are heavily context-dependent. For much of history and across varied cultural contexts, disability provoked shame. Whether understood as the result of personal failings, sins of a family, misapplication of scientific findings, or empirical evidence of an unhappy deity, experiencing disability involved largely unquestioned shaming. During the last decades of the twentieth century, progress much attributed to disability rights movements finally created expanding space between disability and shame.

Yet, shame remains a powerful and often-accepted tool of social control, an incorporated pillar of our social infrastructures along with cultural norms, popular culture, and public policy. For example, in September 2016, Satoshi Uematsu killed 19 patients at a center for disabled people outside Tokyo. In the aftermath, many family members of the deceased declined to speak to the media and asked not to be identified out of shame that others would know that their family members had a disability (Ha & Sieg, 2016). Such a tragic outcome in Japan in response to fear of disgrace signifies a decided need to examine the role of personal and societal shame and how it affects the lives of people with disabilities.

 

Topics to be Explored (suggested, but not limited to):

  • Shame, disability, identity

  • Labelling and shame

  • Shame and relationships

  • Shame and dependency/interdependency

  • Shame and culture

  • Shame and access to public programs

  • Historical connection between disability and poverty

  • Historical shame

  • Diversity and shame

  • Intersectional approaches to understanding shame

  • Reclaiming shame

  • Shame and employment

  • Societal and family shame resulting in violence against disabled people

 

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RDS Call for Papers

The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) seeks proposals for a special forum on the Crip, the fat, the ugly. We are currently soliciting papers of up to 7500 words in length, including references and tables. The deadline for submission of papers is June 1, 2017. Learn more about the Call for Papers

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Volume 12, Issue 4 of the RDS Journal is now available!

The latest issue of RDS is out! You won’t want to miss this issue featuring an international tapestry of disability studies focused research, creative works, best practices, film review and much more.

Check out our featured editorial Cripping Concepts: Accessibility by Dr. Kelly Fritsch, RDS Associate Editor for Research.

Visit our website featuring the latest issue: www.rds.hawaii.edu/ojs/index.php/journal/issue/view/V12i4

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RDS is now recruiting Peer Review Board Members

RDS is recruiting for Peer Review Board Members to support the peer review process. Members have an important role in the peer review of international disability studies proposals.

We are looking for members with expertise in a wide range of scholarly expertise.

Learn more about becoming a Review Board Member

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New Forum on Aging and Disability

Sneak Preview: Coming in August Forum on Aging and Disability

‘Thread and fibre have always held me close. Words I may struggle with but any piece of cloth can speak to me. Thread lets me play and explore, it is a material that all people engage with. It is the clothes you wear and the sheets you sleep between. It ties things together.

Threads are used in labeling, but words are given precedence. I wrestle with a label that was given me. I read about it, I explore what is said about it in many different ways in our world. It takes over my processes. I fight back, but I I fall into letting it define me again. I am hoping that you will share a label that has been applied to you or a friend. That you will hang a tag on the walls of this box to share that label. I am hoping to use these words in an exploratory activity that will continue. I am beginning to see through this process.

Learn more about this forum

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Special Forum on Disability and Aging Call for Papers

Empirically, we need to remember these facts: barring sudden death, those who are aging and those who have a disability can be only artificially separated at a particular moment in time. Or except for the possibility of sudden death, everyone with a disability will age, and everyone who is aging will acquire one or more disabilities. (Zola, 1989, p. 6)

Rather than merely read old age as disability, or disability as akin to old age, it is crucial to consider how an older person’s body read as having a disability is different from a younger person’s body read as having a disability. Similarly, it is crucial to consider how an older person’s body read as having a disability is different from an older person’s body read as not having a disability. (Chivers, 2011, p. 22)

Population aging is taking place in nearly all countries across the globe and, by midcentury, older persons (ages 60 year and over) are projected to exceed the number of children for the first time ever (UN, 2013). According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2010), chronic non-communicable diseases associated with old age will soon represent the greatest burden on global health. Within reports published by global governing bodies, disability is routinely assumed and directly referenced as a consequence of population aging. Although powerful in their potential to direct support to targeted issues, such reports may also contribute to a “crisis rhetoric” (Kennedy, 2002, p. 226) that rests on an “inappropriate conflation” (Chivers, 2011, p. 22) between disability and aging, which begins with the assumption that all older people are disabled by virtue of their being old. Such conflation has implications for public policy and entitlement to services and supports.

Research, policy and practice have tended to treat disability as a product of unsuccessful aging, and aging as an obstacle to living well with a disability. There is a paucity of research that explores the nuances and complexities of the relationship between disability and aging (Freedman, 2014). Conceptually, aging and disability are not only separated temporally, but spatially as well. There is, for example, very limited research on the experiences of young people living within nursing home environments and other residential care facilities despite the co-residence of older and young adults.

The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) seeks proposals for a special forum on disability and aging. We are currently soliciting papers of approximately 6000 words in length. The deadline for submission of papers is October 31st, 2015. Papers should be submitted to the RDS online submission system at www.rds.hawaii.edu. Upon submission, please submit under the “forums” category from the pull-down menu and indicate in the “notes for the editor” that your paper is for consideration for the special forum on disability and aging.

Papers considered for inclusion may take the form of academic and creative works, as well as reflections on international disability-specific policies, practices, pedagogies and developments.

Topics to be explored may include:

  • (Trans-/)Disciplinary approaches to disability and aging
  • Disability and aging as made to appear in/by technology, design and the built environment (e.g., Universal Design)
  • Decolonizing disability and aging (post-/anti-colonial approaches)
  • Disability, aging and embodiment
  • Disability, aging, and the labor market
  • Disability and/as (un)successful aging
  • Epistemological relations to disability and aging
  • Genealogies of disability and aging
  • Geographies of disability and aging (social and cultural/local, national, inter-/transnational)
  • Global policies and best practices that connect disability and aging
  • Intersectional analyses that foreground disability and age
  • Living well: Social philosophical approaches to the good life from the dual perspectives of disability and aging
  • Points of connection and contestation between disability studies and aging studies (e.g., caregiving studies)
  • Queering disability and aging
  • Theoretical and ethnographic approaches to the study of disability and aging
  • The chronologization of the life course

Submissions to this special forum will undergo a process of multiple editor peer-review. Authors will be notified of whether their papers will be included in the forum by December 1st, 2015. Prospective authors are encouraged to consult the RDS website at www.rds.hawaii.edu for more information about the Journal and its formatting guidelines. Authors are encouraged to review previous issues of RDS in preparing their paper and to subscribe to the Journal. All submissions must follow the RDS publication guidelines posted on the website.

RDS is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, international journal published by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. The Journal contains research articles, essays, creative works and multimedia relating to the culture of disability and people with disabilities.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. If you have any questions please contact the Special Guest Editors Dr. Katie Aubrecht and Dr. Tamara Krawchenko: katieaubrecht@msvu.ca and tkrawche@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Katie Aubrecht, PhD
Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University

Tamara Krawchenko, PhD
Maritime Data Centre for Aging Research and Policy Analysis, Mount Saint Vincent University

Works Cited

  • Chivers, S. (2011). The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema.
  • Freedman, V. (2014). Research gaps in the demography of aging with a disability. Disability and Health Journal, 7, S60-S63.
  • Kennedy, J. (2002). Disability and aging – beyond the crisis rhetoric. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12(4), 226-228.
  • United Nations. (UN). (2013). World population ageing. Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division. New York: United Nations. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/ageing/WorldPopulationAgeing2013.pdf
  • World Health Organization (WHO). (2010). Global health and aging. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/ageing/publications/global_health.pdf
  • Zola, I. (1989). Aging and disability: Toward a unified agenda. Journal of Rehabilitation, 6-8.
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Upcoming Changes to the RDS Journal

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Effective January, 2015 RDS is using a new online management system for viewing content, submissions, manuscript review, and subscriptions. Access journal content and activities.

Note that you must be registered as a user to view the full content of the site or to conduct site activities such as submitting a manuscript.

RDS will be completely open access until March 1, 2015, at which time only subscribers will be able to access current content. Subscribe to RDS.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at rdsj@hawaii.edu

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RDS Announces Special Issue of the journal to mark the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Aloha!

The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) will publish a special issue of the journal to mark the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity to take place in May, 2015. The special issue will be published in the Fall of 2015.

Works considered for inclusion may take the form of academic and creative works, as well as reflections on international disability-specific policies, practices, pedagogies and developments. To be considered, authors must first submit their abstracts using the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity submission process (http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/callforpapers/). Authors of abstracts that are accepted for inclusion in the Pacific Rim Conference Program and that address disability-related strands within the Conference themes Exploration, Foundation and Innovation will be invited to submit a paper for consideration for inclusion in this special issue of RDS.

Abstracts will undergo peer-review as part of the submission process for the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee publication in RDS. Authors are encouraged to review previous issues of RDS in preparing their abstract and to subscribe to the journal. Authors can refer to the website, www.rds.hawaii.edu, for more information about the journal and for formatting guidelines. Full paper submissions must be formatted according to RDS publication guidelines to be considered.

RDS is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, international journal. Founded by the late Dr. David Pfeiffer, RDS is published by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. The journal contains research articles, essays, creative works and multi-media relating to the culture of disability and people with disabilities.

A call for papers for this special issue with detailed information is forthcoming. For additional information please email the Forums Editor at rdsj@hawaii.edu.

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