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CFP: ‘Disability, Global Conflicts and Crises’ Special Issue of Disability and Society

As the world’s leading journal in disability studies, Disability and Society would like to explore new challenges and forms of resistance associated with global conflicts and crises faced by disabled people in the 21st century. So, the theme for this Special Issue is deepening global conflicts and crises and how these impact on disabled people’s lives.

These conflicts and crises are many and complex. Papers could explore any of the following issues and debates:

  • Economic challenges – financial, industrial and agrarian
  • Widening inequality
  • Deepening poverty
  • New demographics
  • Bioethics
  • Conflict and war
  • Social revolutions and transformations
  • Environmental challenges
  • Upheavals in culture and belief
  • Approaches to theorizing disability in such challenging contexts

The above list is not meant to be exhaustive and we encourage contributors to be creative in their interpretation of topics.  This Special Issue will be published in 2013.

Submissions should be made online at the Disability & Society ScholarOne Manuscript site .  New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre.  Maximum word length is 7,000 words (including bibliography). 

The final deadline for receipt of papers is 1st August 2012.  No papers will be considered after this date.

For further advice on the submission procedure go to the Disability and Society site here.

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