Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is an international peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate innovative, high quality, social research on disability, which enables critical reflection on the position of people with disabilities in different societal contexts.
The journal’s defining characteristic is a focus on the relationship between people with disabilities and their environments. It is multi-disciplinary in scope, incorporating research from a variety of perspectives - such as sociological, historical, cultural studies, health and social policy - which share a commitment to recognising that disability is not a property of the individual person, but something shaped by social relations and structures.
The journal was established by the Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR), an association who actively facilitate the sharing and dissemination of social research on disability in the five Nordic countries.
Read more about the journal here.
Cripping Time – Understanding the Life Course Through the Lens of Ableism: An upcoming special issue
Disability studies have repeatedly contended “all of us live with disability at some point in our lives […], suggesting that becoming disabled is ‘only a matter of time’” (Kafer, 2013:26; cf. Oliver 1996). Depending on the nature of the impairment and when in one’s life it occurs, it is not necessarily understood by the person or others as a disability. The cultural understanding of what constitutes a disability is hence connected to understandings of time, ageing and the idea of a normative life course.
This special section of SJDR aims to advance knowledge and discussion of the ascribed disabled life course by employing perspectives on disability and time that draws from the understanding of ableist normalcy and crip time. The scope includes contributions to the recent and growing field of ableism studies by attracting papers on how ableist cultural norms and ideas shape both perceived and lived lives of people with disabilities.
All manuscripts will have to pass a rigorous peer-review process before they are accepted for publication.
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