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

 

Critical Disability Discourse/Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap Volume 6

 
Welcome to Volume 6 of Critical Disability Discourse/Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap. This volume marks the journal’s sixth year of engagement with graduate students’ scholarship in critical disability studies.  
Posted: 2014-12-03
 

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.
 
Posted: 2013-10-30 More...
 

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.
 
Posted: 2013-10-30 More...
 

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.  
Posted: 2011-07-15 More...
 

Accessibility

 
Please contact cdsj@yorku.ca if you have any suggestions regarding how to make our issues and website more accessible.  
Posted: 2009-11-11 More...
 
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Vol 6 (2014)

Table of Contents

Editorials

Dedication and Introduction: Critical Disability Discourse/Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap, Volume 6 PDF
Elisabeth Harrison

Articles

The Mad and the Bad: The Lethal Use of Force against Mad People by Toronto Police PDF
Tracy Mack
Colonialism and the Rupturing of Indigenous Worldviews of Impairment and Relational Interdependence: A Beginning Dialogue towards Reclamation and Social Transformation PDF
Heather Norris
Public Choices: An Examination of Policy Statements about Prenatal Testing PDF
Anjali Truitt
Condoms and Contradictions: Assessing Sexual Health Knowledge in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer Youth Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities PDF
Ciann Wilson, Zack Marshall, Sarah Flicker, Alex McClelland, Tess Vo, Denise Nepveux, Devon Proudfoot, Stephanie Nixon, Trevor Hart

Reviews

Review of Acts of Conspicuous Compassion: Performance Culture and American Charity Practices by Sheila C. Moeschen PDF
Catherine Duchastel
Review of Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Enabling a Transformative Body Politic by Nirmala Erevelles PDF
Simmy Sahdra
Review of Critical Perspectives on Addiction (Advances in Medical Sociology, Volume 14), edited by Julie Netherland PDF
Hilda Smith
Review of Saving Normal: An Insider’s Revolt against Out-of-control Psychiatric Diagnoses, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life by Allen Frances PDF
Judy Verseghy


ISSN: 1918-6215