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Latest ‘Super Double’ Issue of RDS Out Now!

The latest issue of the Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal is now out. This super double issue (Volume 7, Issues 3&4) features a forum on employment edited by Stephanie Patterson and Pamela Block, as well as additional research articles, creative works, book reviews, and disability studies dissertation abstracts. A

The electronic version of RDS is free online.


Table of Contents…

Editorial: Learning Stuff We Don’t Know (Megan Conway, Ph.D., Managing Editor)

Forum: Disability and Employment

  • Introduction (Guest Editors Stephanie Patterson & Pamela Block, Stony Brook University, New York USA)
  • Deserving of Charity or Deserving of Better? The Continuing Legacy of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act for Britain’s Deaf Population (Martin Atherton, University of Central Lancashire, Preston UK)
  • “Useless”: Disability, Slave Labor, and Contradiction on Antebellum Southern Plantations (Dea H. Boster, Columbus State Community College, Ohio USA)
  • Electioneering and Activism at the Turn of the Century and the Politics of Disablement: The Legacy of E. T. Kingsley (1856-1929) (Ravi A. Malhotra, University of Ottawa, Ontario Canada)
  • Disability and Work in Colonial Ghana: Social Orthopaedics and the Rehabilitation of Disabled African Soldiers during World War Two (Jeff D. Grischow, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario Canada)

Research Articles

  • Disability Studies Pedagogy: Engaging Dissonance and Meaning Making (Kathleen M Hulgin, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA)
  • Susan O’Connor, Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA (E. F. Fitch, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Cincinnati, Ohio USA and Margaret Gutsell, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA)
  • Disability in the Far East: Japan’s Social Transformation in Perceptions of People with Disabilities (Miho Iwakuma, Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Paulo Freire, Disability, and Sociological Consciousness in a Southern Metropolis: The Knoxville Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues (Matthew Randall West, The University of Alabama, Birmingham USA)
  • Infusing Disability Culture into Multicultural Courses in Counselor Education Programs (Sheri Ann Rawlings & Terri Longhurst, University of Wyoming USA)

Creative Work

  • Ethnographing the Garden (Rama Cousik, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Indiana USA)

Book and Media Reviews

  • Moon on the Meadow: Collected Poems (Reviewed by Aimée Gramblin)
  • Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essay on Mass Media (Reviewed by Steven E. Brown)
  • The Power to Spring Up: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities (Reviewed by Frank R. Rusch)

Dissertation Abstracts

  • Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts (Compiled by Jonathon Erlen, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA)

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