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The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies is published by the Canadian Disability Studies Association-Association Canadienne des Études sur l'Incapacité and is hosted and supported by the University of Waterloo.

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Mad, Deaf, and/or Disabled people is too often assumed to be obsolete; a past “treatment” approach rooted in outdated understandings of medical care and body/mind difference.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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