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.
The journal’s review board consists of over 30 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. Our publication ratio is typically 16-25%.
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.
Call For Papers: EXTENDED DEADLINE - MARCH 1, 2013 - Call for Papers - Critical Disability Discourse
|We have extended the deadline for submissions of articles (3000-7000 words) for consideration for inclusion in our fifth volume. The extended submission deadline is March 1, 2013.|
Call For Papers: CRITICAL DISABILITY DISCOURSE / DISCOURS CRITIQUES DANS LE CHAMP DU HANDICAP Call for Papers
|CRITICAL DISABILITY DISCOURSE /
DISCOURS CRITIQUES DANS LE CHAMP DU HANDICAP
Call for Papers
York University’s Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Program launched an academic journal in November 2009. Critical Disability Discourse is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal, publishing articles that focus on experiences of disability from a critical perspective. The journal considers articles from graduate scholars in a variety of academic fields, but undergraduate students, activists, and community members/organizers are also invited to contribute. Critical Disability Discourse’s goals are to provide emerging scholars an opportunity to contribute to the expanding field of critical disability studies and to gain exposure for their work in the public sphere.
Submission deadline is February 1, 2013.
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Vol 4 (2012)
Table of Contents
|‘There is no place for you here’: a phenomenological study of exclusion||Word PDF|
|Not Welcome A Critical Analysis of Ableism in Canadian Immigration Policy from 1869 to 2011||Word PDF|
|Edward Hon-Sing Wong|
|Disability policies and politics: A new perspective for Brazilian disability citizenship?||Word PDF|
|(Where) Are Disabled Girls in Virtual Space? Representation of disability and gender in Google Images||Word PDF|
|“I’ve still got a lot of living left to do”: The Experience of Being Young and Living in Geriatric Residential Care||Word PDF|
|Locked Closets and Fish Bowls: Self-Disclosing Disabilities||Word PDF|