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Book Launch Announced: ‘Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction’ by Dan Goodley

Following the previous call for papers for the *Critical Autism Seminar Day* at Sheffield Hallam University (18th January 2011). We are thrilled to be able to announce the launch of Dan Goodley’s much anticipated new text, Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction.  We invite you to enjoy refreshments with us after the seminar from 4.30 – 6.00pm where there will be a chance to meet the author.

Dan Goodley (Professor of Psychology and Disability Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) presents a book which “injects new energy into disability studies.  He breaches disciplinary walls embracing, inter alia, sociology, critical psychology, cultural studies, inclusive education and psychoanalysis” (Bill Hughes, Glasgow Caledonian University).

This is a FREE! seminar day co-hosted by Sheffield Hallam University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Disability Research Forum.  It will be held on Tuesday, 18th January 2011 (9.45am-4.30pm with the book launch 4.30pm-6.00pm) and will address diverse issues including:

  • deconstructing pathologies and ‘abnormalities’
  • exploring neurodiversity
  • autism as/and celebrity
  • ‘autism industries’ and the commodification of impairment

The confirmed keynote speaker is Anne McGuire (Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada). 

  • Deadline for paper abstracts: 1st December 2010 ~ to submit abstracts, please contact:
  • Deadline for attendance: 6th January 2011   

The event will take place in the Arundel Building, 122 Charles Street, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 1WB.   For information on the Arundel Building click here.  For a map of City Campus click here.

If you are interested in this you may also be interested in the call for papers for the Critical Disability Studies Conference *Theorizing Normalcy and the Mundane* 2011 – a *FREE* two-day conference at MMU between 14th – 15th September 2011.