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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring 2012 issue of Disability Studies Quarterly is now live!

Vol. 32.2 (2012) of Disability Studies Quarterly
Spring 2012 issue--is now live!   Read the introduction and view the Table
of Contents below!

Editor's Introduction, Spring 2012

Hello *DSQ* Readers!

It has been some time since we've offered an Editorial letter to front an
issue. We tend to think the issues published these days speak (and very
well) for themselves! But this time around, we wanted to make a few

  - This issue carries a slate of international papers. We are seeing
  something quite unprecedented at the *DSQ* Editorial desk these days—a
  considerably higher number of submissions from locations around the globe
  in the past 1-2 years. This trend no doubt has at least two major factors
  contributing to it:
  - The global engagement with disability issues, disability policy, and
  disability studies that is likely brought about by both the world-wide
  circulation and ratification of the UNCRPD (United Convention on the Rights
  of People with Disabilities) and the continued engagement over disability
  taking place with The World Health Organization in conjunction with The
  World Bank.
  - An increased global readership of *Disability Studies
Quarterly*itself since we have gone completely online with the Ohio
State University
  Libraries as our "publisher" and we have also become a free and open access
  journal, with no paid subscription required.

There are no doubt other factors—both large and small—but those are the two
we believe are now playing a significant role in the remarkable rise of
international submission to the journal.

These submissions do, however, often (but not always) pose several kinds of
challenges. First, it is hard to sometimes find known reviewers for them
since they come from countries where we have no reviewer base or little, if
any, established Disability Studies scholarship. We've applied several
creative methods to this problem and we think it has produced good
reviews—and results. Second, many of the authors of this important material
are not native English speakers/writers and this poses some additional
layers of care with both reviewers and, once accepted for publication, with
editing. It has, however, been an invigorating and rewarding challenge to
address these issues of language and writing style in making *DSQ t*he
truly international journal we hope it will continue to become. Third,
because many scholars in international locations are just coming to
Disability Studies, and because they also work in places where access to
libraries and databases are neither as deep or as broad as what we
experience in the more developed world when we endeavor to write or study
about disability, the reference and citation interface is not always what
we might expect with a comparative article from the stronghold locations of
Disability Studies in the English-speaking world (the world that is
primarily documented in the important Cushing and Smith 2002 [v. 29.3]
Multinational Review of English Language Disability Studies Degrees and

Still. We believe the scholarly approach and the knowledge gained from the
international papers we've clustered together in this issue are crucial to
the further global development of Disability Studies. And we hope, too,
that their collective publication will only encourage even more
international scholars to submit their work to *Disability Studies

Brenda Brueggemann & Scot Danforth
Co-Editors, *Disability Studies Quarterly*

Table of Contents Prefatory Matter  Editors' Introduction
HTML<>  Brenda Brueggemann,
Scot Danforth
 Schedule of Future DSQ Special Issues
HTML<>  Brenda Brueggemann,
Scot Danforth
 Special Topic: International Articles  Setting the Stage of ‘Ab/normality’
in Rehabilitative Narratives: Rethinking Medicalization of the Disabled
African Body <>
HTML<>  Alfred Ndi
 Pulled towards the Border: Creating a Disability Identity at the
Interstices of Society <>
HTML<>  Jori de Coster
 Past and Present Perceptions Towards Disability: A Historical
HTML <>   Chomba Wa Munyi
 Making Inclusive Education Work in Nigeria: Evaluation of Special
Educators' Attitudes <>
HTML<>  Paul M. Ajuwon
 Economic Satisfaction of the Elderly in Rural Tamil Nadu: A Study with
Special Reference to the Madurai District<>
HTML <>   Ramu Hariharan
 Welfare Reform and Disability in Slovakia: exploring neoliberalism,
social justice and employment policy <>
HTML <>   Robert Gould, Sarah
Parker Harris
 Articles  The Effects of Market-based School Reforms on Students with
Disabilities <>
HTML<>  Curt Dudley-Marling,
Diana Baker
 Intersections of Disability Studies and Critical Trauma Studies: A
Provocation <>
HTML<>  Daniel R. Morrison,
Monica J. Casper
 "Sweetheart, I wish you Could Text without Help": Mediating Emotional
Communication within the Context of Close Personal
HTML <>   Sara E. Green, Beth
Brightman, Katie Kassner
 Practice, practice: notions of adaptation and normality among adults with
Asperger Syndrome <>
HTML<>  Hanna Bertilsdotter
 Perceptions of Inclusion by U.S. Virgin Island
HTML <>   Yegin Habtes, Lois
Hassell-Habtes, Charles H. Beady, Jr.
 Writing with Dyslexia: The Education and Early Work of Wendy
HTML <>   Ken Gobbo
 True Story Project: I Am Heard: Empowering Female Adolescents with
Physical Disabilities through Creative
HTML <>   Nancy Xenakis, Judith
Goldberg, Elizabeth Treston
 Creative Works  Echo HTML <>
 Constance Richard
 Book and Film Reviews  Review of Erevelles, Disability and Difference in
Global Contexts HTML <>   Harold
 Review of Hall, Feminist Disability Studies
HTML<>  Kristina Knoll
 Review of Original Minds HTML
<>  Craig A. Meyer
 Review of Carlson, The Faces of Intellectual Disability
HTML<>  Carol Moeller
 Review of Ferris, Slouching Toward Guantanamo and Bartlett, Black &
Northen, Beauty Is a Verb HTML
<>  Sami Schalk

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

Professor, English
Vice-Chair, Rhetoric Composition & Literacy (RCL) Program

Associate Faculty: Comparative Studies
Associate Faculty: Women's Studies

Co-Editor, Disability Studies Quarterly

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