• Cripping the Arts in Canada
    Vol 8 No 1 (2019)

    Disability arts are political. Disability arts are vital to the disabled people’s movement for how they imagine and perpetuate both new understandings of disability, Deafhood, and madness/Mad-identity and create new worldly arrangements that can hold, centre, and even desire such understandings. Critically led by disabled, mad, and Deaf people, disability art is a burgeoning artistic practice in Canada that takes the experience of disability as a creative entry point.

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

    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.

  • A wheelchair symbol coloured mottled green with a human face inside a television, floating in space Cripping Cyberspace: A Contemporary Virtual Art Exhibition Curated by Amanda Cachia
    Vol 2 No 4 (2013)

    Cripping Cyberspace: A Contemporary Virtual Art Exhibition is an online exhibition curated by Amanda Cachia. Cripping Cyberspace offers four diverse, newly commissioned projects, exploring the possibilities the virtual platform offers to pave critical space for the disabled subject. This exhibit has been designed to allow for multiple avenues of access: the video interviews or audio descriptions, their transcripts, the artists' statements, the critical perspectives, and the art itself should be seen as equal and integral tools for the cripping of cyberspace.

    List of Works

    Katherine Araniello, Sick Bitch Crip Dance, 2013

    Cassandra Hartblay, Do You Like This Installation? 2013

    Sara Hendren, Slope : Audio, 2013

    m.i.a. collective, Virtual Poster Series, ViP #1. Traffic Lights, 2013

  • 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. Disability Mediations
    Vol 1 No 2 (2012)
    This theme issue of the CJDS interrogates "mediations" of disability -- how disability is represented from within and without, through and across the media.
  • 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?