We invite contributions which will examine the relationship between disability, the academy and activism in relation to any chosen themes. Back in our first Editorial of 1986 it was said ‘we do not wish the journal to be viewed as a vehicle for merely representing professional perspectives. Thus we want to encourage the consumers of services and people with disabilities to speak for themselves’. We strongly encourage articles written in partnership for the Special Issue, though this is not a prerequisite for submission.
Submissions might focus on:
- Examples of collaborative activist projects
- Inclusive research and development strategies
- The role of changing technologies in activism
- How accessible is the academy?
- Power relationships and the reality of participation in decision-making processes
- Disability policy and service user agendas
- The work of service user representative organisations
- Globalisation and the changing nature of political activism amongst disabled people
- Papers which seek to place debates within the conditions of oppression shared by others involved in liberation struggles.
There is an established well-informed international audience for the journal. Authors are expected to consider this wide readership and to exhibit knowledge of previously-published articles when submitting their work for consideration.
This Special Issue will be published in 2019.
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 8,000 words (excluding bibliography).
The final deadline for receipt of papers is 31st August 2018.
No papers will be considered after this date.
For further advice on the submission procedure please go to:
Disability and Society