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New Issue of Review of Disability Studies is now out!

Volume 9, Issue 2&3 of the Review of Disability Studies is now posted online at www.rds.hawaii.edu.  This double issue features the forum “Writing the Global Family: International Perspectives on Disability Studies and Family Narratives” guest edited by Janet Sauer and Philip Ferguson. The issue features an exciting range of articles, from a conversation between a Korean daughter and her mother about visual representations of disability, to narratives of family among wheelchair basketball players in Ecuador.

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Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal: Volume 9, Issues 2 & 3 (Copyright 2013)

Table of Contents

Editorial: What Ever Happened to Mary Ingalls?: Megan A. Conway, Ph.D., RDS Managing Editor p. 3

      Forum: Global Families

Forum Introduction from Guest Editors: Writing the Global Family, International Perspectives on Disability Studies and Family Narratives – Janet Sauer, Lesley University, USA and Philip M. Ferguson, Chapman University, USA p. 5

Forum Articles

Memories and Re-Memories of My Mom’s Eye Bandage: Trans-Relation Among the Norms, Otherness, and Resistance p. 10 – Sujung Um, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA and Jong Lye Won, Korea National College of Rehabilitation and Welfare, Korea

Growing Up: Disability and Cultural Dynamics in an Egyptian/American Family p. 21 – Christine-Marie Youssef, USA

The ‘Othered’ Sister: Family Secrets, Relationships, and Society p. 30 – Melissa M. Jones, Ph.D., Northern Kentucky University, USA

What’s Behind the Curtain? A Family’s Search for an Inclusive Oz p. 41 – Janet Sauer, Lesley University, USA

Lifetime Struggle: A Family Narration of Disability Experience in Iran p. 54 – Negin H. Goodrich, Purdue University, Calumet, USA2

Disablism and Diaspora: British Pakistani Families and Disabled Children p. 63 – Dan Goodley, University of Sheffield, England, Katherine Runswick-Cole, Manchester Metropolitan University, England and Uzma Mahmoud, Manchester Metropolitan University, England

Algorithms of Access: Immigrant Mothers Negotiating Educational Resources and Services for Their Children With Disabilities p. 79 – Gay Wilgus, City College, City University of New York, USA and Jan W. Valle, City College, City University of New York, USA

Linda Ware, State University of New York, Geneseo, NY, USA Wheelchair Basketball Teams as “Second Families” in Highland Ecuador p. 92 – Nicholas A. Rattray, Indiana University, USA


Book and Media Reviews

The Problem Body, Projecting Disability on Film by Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotic p.104 – Reviewed by Raphael Raphael

The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema by Sally Chivers p.106 – Reviewed by Amanda T. McLaughlin

Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson p.10 – Reviewed by Charmaine Crockett

Lovers Lame by Robert Rudney p.108 – Reviewed by Steven E. Brown


Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts p.109

DRF News

New Project: Big Society? Disabled People with learning disabilities and Civil Society

Austerity, cuts in services, rising debt and hate crime: could life get any worse for people with learning disabilities? A new project is looking at opportunities, possibilities, interconnections, resources and support in civil society occupied by people labeled with learning disabilities. Four university partners (Manchester Metropolitan University; The University of Sheffield; Northumbria University, and the University of Bristol) will work with three organisations of and for disabled people (Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities; Speak Up Self Advocacy and independent living consultants) who want to engage communities, promote inclusion and self-advocacy. In these times of Big Society and austerity we ask: how can people with learning disabilities live a good life?

You can follow the project via our blog: http://bigsocietydis.wordpress.com/ or on Twitter @BigSocietyDis

Contact: k.runswick-cole@mmu.ac.uk for more information.