Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies publishes peer-reviewed original articles that advance research in the multidisciplinary, international field of disability studies.

All content is totally open access. The CJDS never charges any processing or publication fees, and is free and open to the public. This ensures that scholarship in the CJDS reaches the broadest possible audience, with no barriers for authors, institutions, or readers. The journal also advocates for Open Accessibility, ensuring that all content is fully accessible.

The journal embraces a wide range of methodologies and perspectives, values collaborative and cross-disciplinary work, community partnership, and creative approaches to scholarship.

Research in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies will be of interest to scholars and students from across all academic disciplines, as well as anyone involved in disability arts, advocacy, community organization or policy.  The journal foregrounds a critical disability studies perspective, committed to disability rights.

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Call For Papers: Intersections of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies

 
This special issue builds on an emergent body of scholarship located at the intersection of critical disability studies & critical animal studies.  
Posted: 2017-10-17 More...
 

Call For Proposals: Disabled Sexualities

 
This special issue seeks to challenge the normative assumptions that underpin ideas about “healthy sexuality.”  
Posted: 2017-03-13 More...
 

Call For Proposals: Survivals, Ruptures, Resiliences

 

Survivals, Ruptures, Resiliences: Perspectives from Disability Scholarship, Activism, and Art

 
Posted: 2017-02-27 More...
 

Call For Proposals: Cripping the Arts in Canada

 
Until very recently, disability, crip, D/deaf, and Mad arts (d/c/D/M arts) have been included in the art world in such a way that normalizes us as outsides rather than meaningfully propels our art sector. Categorizations of our art as ‘outsider art’ or ‘art brut’ have delegitimized our artistic voices and depoliticized our art (Gorman, 2007); inaccessible environments, equipment, technology, and programming have excluded us from artistic development and cultural participation; systemic ableism and institutionalized poverty have prevented us from accessing the funding needed to sustain our artistic practice. But this special issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies aims to build on the excitement d/c/D/M arts is currently generating in Canada by capturing how d/c/D/M artists, curators, arts administrators, and activists are resisting being normalized within and by the art world and are instead cripping the arts, that is developing new ways of creating art and sustaining art practices, changing the kinds of art we encounter, and innovating new ways of engaging with art.  
Posted: 2016-10-06 More...
 
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Vol 6, No 4 (2017)

Table of Contents

Articles

Elizabeth Dauphinee
1-32
Don Kerr, Tracy Smith-Carrier, Juyan Wang, Dora Tam, Siu Ming Kwok
33-55
Katherine Breward
56-91
Carine Bétrisey, Sylvie Tétreault, Geneviève Piérart, Chantal Desmarais
92-127
Kenneth Mobily, Emily Rudzinski
128-152
Amanda Saxe
153-178
Tonya Rae Chrystian
179-196

Reviews

Sandy R. Barron
197-202
Ally Day
203-209
Chelsea Jones
210-215
Andrea Nicki
216-222
Nevena Stojanovic
223-228