York University’s Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Association (CDSSA) is happy to welcome you to our annual graduate student journal, Critical Disability Discourse (CDD). CDD is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal, publishing articles that focus on experiences of disability from a critical perspective.

CDD is sponsored by York University's Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies. For more information about this program, please visit their website at: http://www.yorku.ca/gradcdis/.

The journal’s review board has consisted of students from York University, the University of Toronto, Laval University, McMaster University, and the University of Cambridge. This past year, we have been working tirelessly on our next issue, reviewing articles submitted from across North America and Europe.

 

CDD was conceived by, and is managed entirely by, graduate students, under the auspices of the Critical Disability Studies graduate program. Our objective is to create an academic space where graduate students might make valuable contributions to the expanding field of critical disability studies. In an environment where we are pressured by the mandate to publish or perish, and yet are given very few opportunities to compete successfully for space in journals, this journal is meant to facilitate an academic community and to provide a more promising opportunity to gain exposure for their work in the public sphere for people just beginning their careers.

 

Journal topics share in common a dedication to anti-oppression and social justice. It is the intention of the CDSSA to bring disability-related issues to mainstream scholastic conversations by promoting and publishing arguments that critically assess disabling social conditions. Discourse about disability is arguably not taken seriously enough in mainstream academic circles; without theoretical backing, it is difficult to effect social change. For CDD’s team, therefore, the journal might serve as part of a greater effort to bring disability to the table and to redress physical and attitudinal discrimination.

Announcements

 

Call For Papers: APPEL A CONTRIBUTIONS - CRITICAL DISABILITY DISCOURSE / DISCOURS CRITQUES DANS LE CHAMP DU HANDICAP - DATE LIMITE LE 1 MARS 2014

 
Critical Disability Discourse / Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap est un journal universitaire lancé en 2009 par le groupe étudiant du programme de deuxième cycle universitaire Critical Disability Studies (Études Critiques sur l’Incapacité) de l’Université York. Nous avons récemment publié le cinquième volume de notre journal, et nous vous invitons à le lire: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/cdd/issue/current

Nous cherchons des articles (3000-7000 mots) par les étudiantes et étudiants des cycles supérieurs pour considération d’inclusion dans le sixième volume. La date limite pour la soumission d’articles est le 1 mars 2014.
 
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Call For Papers: CALL FOR PAPERS - CRITICAL DISABILITY DISCOURSE / DISCOURS CRITIQUES DANS LE CHAMP DU HANDICAP - DUE MARCH 1 2014

 
Critical Disability Discourse / Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap is a graduate student journal launched in 2009 by the students of the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies at York University http://www.yorku.ca/gradcdis/. We recently published the fifth volume of our open-access journal, and we would like to invite you to read it here: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/cdd/issue/current.

We are currently accepting submissions of articles (3000-7000 words) for consideration for inclusion in our sixth volume. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014.
 
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Critical Disability Discourse/Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap Volume 5

 
Welcome to Volume 5 of Critical Disability Discourse/Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap. This volume marks the journal’s fifth year of engagement with graduate students’ scholarship in critical disability studies.  
Posted: 2013-10-09
 

Registration

 
We invite you to register with the journal for future announcements regarding issue publications, access to our submission process, and opportunities to be involved as a reviewer.  Registration is free.  
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Accessibility

 
Please contact cdsj@yorku.ca if you have any suggestions regarding how to make our issues and website more accessible.  
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Vol 5 (2013)

Table of Contents

Editorials

Managerial Editor’s Introduction: Critical Disability Discourse/Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap, Volume 5 PDF DOC
Elisabeth Harrison
Critical Disability Discourse Retrospective PDF DOC
Jen Rinaldi

Articles

Disabling the Rhetoric of Prenatal Genetic Testing: A Critical Analysis of Online Pregnancy Self-Help Literature PDF DOC
Abigail Bakke
Mapping Difference: Critical Connections between Crip and Diaspora Communities PDF DOC
Eliza Chandler
“For Them, Not Us”: How Ableist Interpretations of the International Symbol of Access Make Disability PDF DOC
Chelsea Jones
Affective (Dis)Ability: Ian Brown’s Search for “Inner Life” in The Boy in the Moon PDF DOC
Monica Orlando


ISSN: 1918-6215