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Journal Cover Disability Studies Quarterly
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   ISSN (Print) 1041-5718 - ISSN (Online) 2159-8371
   Published by Ohio State University Homepage  [3 journals]
  • Introduction

    • Authors: Allyson Day, Kim E. Nielsen
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • Aberrations in the Body and in the Body Politic: The Eighteenth-Century
           Life of Benjamin Lay, Disabled Abolitionist

    • Authors: Nathaniel Smith Kogan
      Abstract: This article re-evaluates traditional interpretations and presentations of the (in)-famous eighteenth century Quaker abolitionist, Benjamin Lay, by arguing that his physical disability provided the foundation for his advocacy to eliminate slaveholding amongst his fellow Friends. The article will first establish the historical context Benjamin Lay's life and transatlantic travels to explain the roots of his abolitionist advocacy. Then, this article will analyze Lay's radical abolitionism both within the context of eighteenth-century Quaker antislavery and through the lens of disability history. This methodological approach will reveal that Lay displayed a clear awareness of his non-conforming body and the ways that its marginalizing effects empowered him to radically challenge the Quaker slaveholding establishment. The article will then analyze Lay's All Slave-Keepers, Apostates and argue that Lay rhetorically constructed his own disability in this text through both a religious lens and through the emerging Enlightenment concept of human aberrance and hierarchy. Finally, the article will conclude by analyzing some of the earliest visual representations of Lay's strange body and contend that the context in which they were commissioned and circulated forged a positive connection between Lay's disability and his abolitionist accomplishments.
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • Review of Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership, and Belonging

    • Authors: Stacy Anne Clifford Simplican
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • Review of DisCrit: Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory in

    • Authors: Phil Smith
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • Review of Acts of Conspicuous Consumption: Performance Culture and
           American Charity Practices

    • Authors: Leon J Hilton
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • The Journey of a Hospital Gown: Performing Needlework

    • Authors: Jennifer Talia Frances Richardson
      Abstract: This essay explores issues surrounding psychiatric hospitalization through the intersection of creative writing and artmaking. The writing reflects on four artworks by the author created from appropriated hospital gowns that reflect on issues of representation and historical and contemporary experiences of hospitalization for mental disabilities including questions surrounding dignity, wellness, family, asylum tourism, psychiatric photography, and objectification.
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • Dominant Health Discourses in Action: Constructing People with
           Disabilities as the "Inadmissible Other" in Canadian Immigration

    • Authors: Yahya El-Lahib
      Abstract: This paper reports on a Critical Discourse Analysis study situated within a postcolonial theoretical framework and informed by Foucauldian analysis and the lens of governmentality.  The study examined official Canadian immigration documents and guidelines.  Findings suggest that discourses of risk and protection are used to mask dominant health discourses that construct immigration applicants with disabilities as the "inadmissible Other".  Implications for social work and other helping professions involved in facilitating immigration and settlement for newcomers with disabilities are discussed, and suggestions for future directions in research are offered.
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • Disability and Depression in Thor Comic Books

    • Authors: Alison Elizabeth Germaine
      Abstract: This article explores disability and depression, especially as they relate to masculinity and power, within Thor comics.  Societal interpretations of disability are also discussed in terms of comics' ability to both challenge and reinforce these interpretations; further, aspects of comics design are investigated within the symbolic realm of disability and depression, illustrating the portrayal of disability and depression via characteristics such as color, panels, and facial expressions.
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • Autistic Identity Development and Postsecondary Education

    • Authors: Ken Gobbo, Solvegi Shmulsky
      Abstract: As the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) becomes more prevalent in society and an autistic culture develops and moves forward, colleges and universities are in the position of supporting students with similar differences but opposing views about how to address those differences. The autism acceptance movement emphasizes the need for change by educational institutions and society at large, while the medical model perspective seeks to understand cause and believes autistic people need treatment and even need to be cured of autism. This article uses a disability identity development model to explore the potential impact of autism acceptance and medical model perspectives at different stages of development. Postsecondary program elements that emphasize neurodiversity, understanding strengths, and the building of academic strategies for success that support students who are in the process of identity development are recommended.
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
  • Siblings of Disabled Peoples' Attitudes Toward Prenatal Genetic
           Testing and Disability: A Mixed Methods Approach

    • Authors: Carli Friedman, Aleksa L Owen
      Abstract: We used the phenomenon of prenatal genetic testing to learn more about how siblings of disabled people understand prenatal genetic testing and social meanings of disability. By interweaving data on siblings' conscious and unconscious disability attitudes and prenatal testing with siblings' explanations of their views of prenatal testing we explored siblings' unique relationships with disability, a particular set of perspectives on prenatal genetic testing, and examined how siblings' decision-making processes reveal their attitudes about disability more generally. In doing so we found siblings have both personal and broad stakes regarding their experiences with disability that impact their views.
      PubDate: 2016-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2016)
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