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: Shapes and Sites of Transinstitutionalization

 

In the parts of Turtle Island now known also as Canada, current discourses of transinstitutionalization impact Mad, Deaf[1], and Disabled peoples in different ways and in different contexts. For many, the practice of institutionalizing Mad, Deaf, and/or Disabled people is too often assumed to be obsolete; a past “treatment” approach rooted in outdated understandings of medical care and body/mind difference. Indeed many institutions that once confined Mad, Deaf, and/or Disabled people in Canada are closing or closed, organized around shorter-term stays. Yet, disabled people still experience institutionalization and institutional-style conditions in their daily lives. The persistence of these conditions in the lives of Mad, Deaf, and/or Disabled people is often referred to by Disability Studies scholars as transinstitutionalization.  

 
Posted: 2018-02-21 More...
 

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...
 
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Vol 7, No 1 (2018)

Table of Contents

Articles

Xuan Thuy Nguyen
1-25
Kathleen McGoldrick, Deborah Zelizer, Sharon A. Ray
26-51
Zoe Dupree Fine
52-61
Meera Joseph, Sujen Saravanabavan, Jeff Nisker
62-100

Reviews

Mikhel Hudrlik
111-118
Jennifer Janechek
119-125
Matthew S. Johnston
126-139
Majia H. Nadesan
140-145

Profiles

Élise Milot, Véronique Garcia, Normand Boucher, Gabrielle Fortin, Marie Grandisson
146-152