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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Call for Abstracts: Disability Studies--Critical Issues and Future Developments

Call for Abstracts: Disability Studies: Critical Issues and Future

Edited by Matthew Wappett and Katrina Arndt

We are co-editing a collection of essays for  a book that provides an
overview of the history and sociocultural context for the development of
Disability Studies as a relevant and accepted field of scholarly inquiry,
and then presents key essays that explore developing/current issues within
the field of Disability Studies.  Our intent is to provide a retrospective
and prospective look at the field of Disability Studies and provide space
for the exploration of future directions in Disability Studies scholarship.
We anticipate that this text will be useful in introductory disability
studies courses and specialized sociology, psychology, education, history,
English, and other related social science and humanities disciplines that
intersect with disability studies and issues of corporeal/embodied identity

The book will be arranged thematically with short retrospective essays by
leading scholars in Disability Studies; these retrospective essays will be
paired with new, forward-thinking work by emerging authors and scholars in
Disability Studies and related fields.  We are interested in a wide
representation of authors including global perspectives and from other
fields of study that intersect with Disability Studies.

We currently are looking for essays that examine issues in the following

•       Feminist perspectives on disability
•       The geography of disability
•       The intersection of disability, race, and poverty
•       Embodiment and disability
•       Historical and political discourses that inform contemporary
disability theory

The timeline for completion of this project in 2012 is as follows:

•       Abstract submissions – January 27
•       Responses to all inquires – February 10
•       First drafts due – April 30
•       Feedback to authors – May 31
•       Final draft due – July 31

If you are interested in contributing please contact us via email at and (please include both of us in your
reply).  Include an abstract of no more than 500 words describing your essay
and how it addresses one of the themes of this text.

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