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.
Posted on 07 Jun 2018
Special Section Editors: Damian Milton, Mitzi Waltz & Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist
Submission deadline: May 31st, 2018
Publication date: Q1 2019
We are at a crucial point in the development of critical autism studies. While there has been a growth in publications and events on this topic, there is also a growing divide between autistic-led and other scholarship in the area (Milton, 2016). Furthermore, critical research on neurodivergent ways of being different than autism, such as ADHD, is often situated outside of Disability Studies, primarily within the fields of medical sociology or critical mental health.
Read more about what kind of content the editors are looking for here (click to download PDF).
If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please submit your paper online according to the instructions for authors.
Contact the Corresponding Guest Editor Damian Milton if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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