Critical and cultural disability studies, crip theory, black disability studies, feminist disability studies, queer disability studies
“Out of Sorts: A Queer Crip in the Archive” analyzes the archive story of a queer, crip, wheelchair-using researcher at a U.S. archive. The article considers the archive as a material site where disability studies and disability history are practised; crip time and crip knowledge; the experience of feeling out of sorts; and the tension between the…[Read more]
Shakespeare scholarship has long been interested in the temporal dynamics of The Winter’s Tale, and has often turned to melancholic or traumatic time frames to explain the thematic persistence of lost time in Shakespeare’s romance. In this chapter, I argue that dance provides a key interpretive framework for understanding the play’s interest in bo…[Read more]
This is not a single article but an entire double journal issue focused on the critical intersection of disability and ecology.
Studies in the Humanities (46: 1-2).
Antonio Cordoba deposited “(De)Mythologizing the Disabled. Chilean Freaks in Roberto Bolaño’s ‘El Tercer Reich’ and ‘Estrella distante'” in the group Critical Disability Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
In an essay on Latin American freaks, Susan Antebi warns, “The question of freakishness and freaks in Latin American contexts is fraught from the beginning by its decontextualized and translated quality; it is an imposition, even when embraced. To study freakishness in Latin America, or just to pay attention to it, necessarily involves an a…[Read more]
Studies in the Humanities 46, 1-2 (2020)
This PDF includes the contents of volume 46 (1-2) of Studies in the Humanities. It also includes the opening critical introduction to the volume dedicated to disability studies and ecocriticism.
They say the global proliferation of colonial and neoliberal (ir)rationalities and the techno-managerial enclosure of the ‘commons’ (Hardt & Negri 2000; Harvey 2004) has resulted in a ‘foreclosure of politics’, prompting calls for a renewed technocultural hegemony for a post-capitalist future (Srnicek & Williams 2015) or a return to the revolut…[Read more]
The rapid development and adoption of technological care equipment for remote monitoring, self-diagnosis and other forms of telemedicine risks splitting care work: on the one hand, well-paid professionals developing or operating new technologies; on the other, much poorer and much less qualified assistants to take care of the operations that are…[Read more]
The Centre for Post Digital Cultures invites you to its second annual conference, which will explore the phenomenon of ‘Pirate Care’. The term Pirate Care (Graziano, 2018) condenses two processes that are particularly visible at present. On the one hand, basic care provisions that were previously considered cornerstones of social life are now…[Read more]
Tina Catania deposited Bodyminds Like Ours: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Graduate School, Disability, and the Politics of Disclosure in the group Critical Disability Studies on Humanities Commons 2 years, 2 months ago
An autoethnographic account of negotiating disability and disclosure intersectionally in graduate school by four disabled graduate students.
Sophie A. Lewis deposited A comradely politics of gestational work: Militant particularism, sympoetic scholarship and the limits of generosity in the group Critical Disability Studies on Humanities Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
In response to the four commentaries on ‘Cyborg uterine geography’, in which I argued normatively for reorganizing gestation on the basis of comradeliness, I grapple with three overlapping conceptual areas highlighted: the ethical and political affordances of the term ‘generosity’ in relation to care and pregnancy; the methodological questio…[Read more]
Shortly after the United States announced its withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, mayors of global cities committed to addressing climate change via urban-scale projects aimed at promoting liveable, sustainable, and healthy communities. While such projects are taken for granted as serving the common good, this paper addresses the…[Read more]
New digital projects use geographic information systems (GIS) and crowdsourcing applications to gather data about the accessibility of public spaces for disabled people. While these projects offer useful tools, their approach to technology and disability is often depoliticized. Compliance-based maps take disability for granted as medical…[Read more]
When presented with the term ‘inhuman’, I was drawn to consider how certain ways of being become associated with the inhuman, how this association is involved in the constitution of what is taken as properly human, and the deleterious effects for those who become associated with the inhuman. I’m going to address these topics in three stages. First…[Read more]
In this essay, I discuss salient themes of The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). I hold that The Child To Come’s main thrust is this: ‘The issue is not that there is no future but rather that there is no sure way of orienting toward that future, either to save it or to survive it’. The chall…[Read more]
Aimi Hamraie deposited Inclusive Design: Cultivating Accountability Toward the Intersections of Race, Aging, and Disability in the group Critical Disability Studies on Humanities Commons 4 years, 1 month ago
As a feminist disability studies scholar working on issues of accessi – ble and inclusive design, my participation in the Critical Health, Age, and Disability Collective (CHAD) in summer 2014 was my first introduction to the field of age studies. I was surprised to find how little my training had taught me about how to think critically about age…[Read more]
In Disability Studies, Universal Design (UD) is a concept that is often borrowed from an architectural or design context to mean an ideology of inclusion and flexibility with a range of applications in education, technology, and other milieus. This paper returns to UD as a design phenomenon, considering knowledge production practices as conditions…[Read more]
Universal Design (UD) is a movement to produce built environments that are accessible to a broad range of human variation. Though UD is often taken for granted as synonymous with the best, most inclusive, forms of disability access, the values, methodologies, and epistemologies that underlie UD require closer scrutiny. This paper uses feminist and…[Read more]
Aimi Hamraie deposited Proximate and Peripheral: Ableist Discourses of Space and Vulnerability Surrounding the UNCRPD in the group Critical Disability Studies on Humanities Commons 4 years, 1 month ago
On geopolitics, disability rhetoric, and the CRPD
In feminist technoscience studies (FTS), the term technoscience conveys that scientific knowledge and technological worlds are active constructions of entangled material, social, and historical agents. Feminist analyses of assisted reproduction, environmental harm, digital media, and cyborg bodies constitute some of the work of FTS, a close…[Read more]
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