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Volume 15, Issue 1 is now available!

Volume 15, Issue 1 is now available!

Dive into the Review of Disability Studies Journal’s 2019 Spring issue, featuring topics ranging in Disability and Immigrant Mothers in Korea; Math Educators; Ableism Scale; Multimedia Reviews; including announcements for upcoming Disability Studies opportunities. Read the open-access issue at http://bit.ly/RDSv15i1.



“Disability in Popular Horror: A New Trend?”

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Raphael Raphael, PhD, RDS Associate Editor of Creative Works and Multimedia, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Read the open-access article at http://bit.ly/RDS923.

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Cultural Discourses About Immigration, Mothering, and Disability in Korea: An Ethnographic Interview Study

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MinSoo Kim-Bossard, PhD, The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, United States & Rachel Lambert, PhD, Gevirtz School, UC Santa Barbara

Read the open-access article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ853.

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Disability and Educators in Mathematics Schooling Research: A Critical Exploratory Review

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Paulo Tan, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Rachel Lambert, PhD, Gevirtz School, UC Santa Barbara

Read the open-access article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ839.

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The Symbolic Ableism Scale

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Carli Friedman, PhD, The Council on Quality and Leadership

Jessica M Awsumb, PhD, Transition Tennessee Vanderbilt University

Read the open-access article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ814.

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Review of Have Dog Will Travel

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Diana Baker, PhD, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Read the open-access article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ894.

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Summer 2019 Editorial Internship Opportunity

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Megan A. Conway, PhD, RDS Editor-In-Chief

Read the open-access article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ908.

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Disability Studies 2019 Summer Online Courses

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 Kai-Ying Lin, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies

Read the open-access article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ913.

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Call for Art Submissions: Disability and Shame

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Genesis Leong, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies

Read the open-access article at http://bit.ly/RDSJ922.

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Jonathon Erlen & Megan Conway. Read online at http://bit.ly/RDSJ912.


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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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