Past Issues

2017

Cover Page

Vol 6, No 3 (2017)

The cover image is a detail of the bottom right section of a classroom blackboard on which there appears white chalk writing and drawing. the board captures the survivors brainstorming, their desired protests and creative actions during a Recounting Huronia workshop, October 22, 2015, in VARI 1156.

In the top left corner are drawings of three placards; in the first there is a question: “what happened to the babies;” the second reads: “we remember the violence;” and the third informs the reader: “we had to wash the dead”

Under these placards are the words “MACH (sic) SPEECHES” and an arrow that points to an oval enclosing the words: “QUEENS PARK”

Stretching from the lower left corner to the middle of the board is: “BAN THE R-WORD;” below which are alternate reclaimed “r” words: “RECOVERY, RELIVING, REMEMBER US, REACH OUT, RESPECT, REAL, RECOUNTING.”

Above the “r” words, in the lower middle half of the board, another placard is drawn with the words: “we were the worker bees – meal ticket”

In the centre of the board is a drawing of an imagined banner drop from a highway overpass. the banner reads “WE ARE THE SURVIVORS.” below is a note: “WE ARE HURTING, THIS IS HOW THEY LEFT US – THIS IS WHAT ANGER LOOKS LIKE.” From there an arrow points to “WORLD WIDE – The Media – Internet.”

Across the top and down the right side of the board are the words: “walls can talk,” “the ghosts are walking,” “we suffered in HURONIA,” “TEAR IT DOWN!” “THIS IS NOT OUR HOME – THIS IS OUR NIGHTMARE.

The reader can see the bottom ledge of the board; to the extreme right and perpendicular to the frame is a wooden red, white and black felt, blackboard eraser. ­


2016

Vol 5, No 3 (2016): Telling Ourselves Sideways, Crooked and Crip

Stories about us are boring. As predictable and ubiquitous as they are dangerous, normate narrations of our lives are as straight as they come: one-dimensional narratives of tragic loss and/or progressive normativity. We are dying or overcoming. We become a burden or an inspiration. We desire vindication or marriage. Our entire narrative worlds are defined by our Otherness, yet revolve around the normates and the normative. These stories cut straight to the point, using—and used as—well-steeped, easily readable metaphors bolstered by the requisite piano-based musical cues. If we didn’t know us better, we would bore us.


2015

You can click on this image to open the issue. Image depicts a small wheelchair made out of a folded origami dollar bill sitting on a wood table.

Vol 4, No 2 (2015)

Image depicts a small wheelchair made out of a folded origami dollar bill sitting on a wood table.


2013

A wheelchair symbol coloured mottled green with a human face inside a television, floating in space

Vol 2, No 4 (2013): Cripping Cyberspace: A Contemporary Virtual Art Exhibition Curated by Amanda Cachia

Image from Katherine Araniello's "Sick, Bitch, Crip Dance."

Image depicts a wheelchair symbol coloured mottled green with a human face inside a television, floating in space.

The image depicts two young men. The man at left has blond hair and holds his arms crossed. His sweater has a red wheelchair symbol on it.  The man at right holds his fist out and has a wheelchair ring on his knuckles.

Vol 2, No 1 (2013)

This image is from the webcomic Cripz, created by Jeff Preston and Clara Madrenas and reprinted with their permission.  In this issue of the CJDS, Christine Kelly writes about their comic as a new form of Canadian disability activism.

The image depicts two young men.  The man on the left has blond hair and holds his arms crossed against his chest defiantly.  His sweater has a red wheelchair symbol on it.  The young man on the right wears a hat and holds his fist out towards us.  He wears a large gold ring across his knuckles. The ring showcases another wheelchair symbol.

You can read the comic at http://cripz.jeffpreston.ca/


2012

This image depicts Sam Sullivan, former mayor of Vancouver and subject of Nicole Markotic's essay in this theme issue of the CJDS.  Sullivan is shown from the waist up, sitting in an electric wheelchair, leading slightly to the left.

Vol 1, No 2 (2012): Disability Mediations

Theme Issue: Disability Mediations

 

This theme issue of the CJDS interrogates "mediations" of disability -- how disability is represented from within and without, through and across the media.This image depicts Sam Sullivan, former mayor of Vancouver and subject of Nicole Markotic's essay in this theme issue of the CJDS.  Sullivan is shown from the waist up, sitting in an electric wheelchair, leading slightly to the left.  Photo courtesy Phillip Chin.

 

Vol 1, No 1 (2012)

What is Canadian Disability Studies?

This inaugural issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies gathers articles that respond to the following questions:

Does Disability Studies have a Canadian perspective?  What is unique about Canadian views, methods, and approaches to the field?  Conversely, why does Canada need Disability Studies – in the academy, in policy, in advocacy, in activism?  What are the key works in Canadian Disability Studies scholarship? What are the future directions for this field? What are the spatial, social, cultural, political and economic contexts of Canadian Disability Studies? How is Canadian Disability Studies, a field that defines geographical and disciplinary limits, also an international and multidisciplinary endeavor?  Conversely, how is Canadian Disability Studies conceptualized and received internationally as uniquely Canadian in content and perspective?


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