RDS Now Online Volume 13 Issue 2

Photo of Raphael Raphael, RDS Associate Editor for Multimedia & Creative Works,                                                                                        www.rds.hawaii.eduThe latest issue of the Review of Disability Studies is out! Dive into this issues' topics ranging for Disability Studies in Physical Recreation, Social Participation of Children, Immigrants in Australia, Anxiety as a Tool for Critical Disability Studies, Film Genre and Mental Illness and much more.

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Volume 13 Issue 2 | Table of Contents


Thinking About Immigration and Disability
Raphael Raphael, RDS Associate Editor Multimedia & Creative Works, Guatemala
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Research Articles

The Changing View of Physical Recreation for People with Disabilities in the USA: A More Inclusive Perspective?
Anna Brady, Keith Christensen (PhD), Judith Hold (PhD), Utah, USA
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Neighborhood Effects on Social Participation of Children With and Without Disabilities
Mansha Mirza (PhD) and Yoonsang Kim (PhD)Illinois, USA
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Changing Disability Status of Immigrants in Australia - Three Cases
Qingsheng Zhou, Australia
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Best Practices

Anxiety as a Tool for Critical Disability Studies Fieldwork
Joseph Michael Valente, Pennsylvania, USA
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Creative WorksDescription: A pair of folded sunglasses sits on a table in front of a round crystal clock with roman numerals and a bottle of capsules.  The base of the clock and the bottom of the pill bottle can be seen through the top of the sunglasses.  Part of the pill bottle label can be seen: "Lith. . .300. . . ."

Picturing Scary Places: the Horror Genre and Mental Illness Review of Disability Studies Interview with Perry Blackshear
Raphael Raphael, RDS Associate Editor Multimedia & Creative Works, Guatemala
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Dissertations and Abstracts

Disability Studies Dissertations Abstracts
Jonathan Erlen, Megan Conway
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Call for Papers

The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) seeks proposals for a special forum on the Crip, the fat, the ugly. The deadline for submission of papers is June 1, 2017.
Papers should be submitted to the Special Guest Editors Dr. Jen Slater, Sheffield Hallam University j.slater@shu.ac.uk
, and Dr. Kirsty Liddiard, University of Sheffield k.liddiard@sheffield.ac.uk.
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Disability & Diversity Certificate

Summer 2017 Online Courses

The The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies (DDS) is a 15 credit graduate level (master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral) program sponsored by the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) in the College of Education. CDS also offers both graduate and undergraduate level Disability Studies courses:

Universal Design in Higher Education
July 3-August 11
Sheryl Burgstahler burgstahler@comcast.net

Technology to Support Literacy for ELL
July 3 - October 15 (Outreach Extension Course)
Mautumua Porotesano mautumua@hawaii.edu

For more information visit http://cds.hawaii.edu/certificates

Call for Papers

Disability Studies: Cultivating Critical Narrative Consciousnesses at Pacific Rim Conference


Sustainability-Theme-BannerDisability Studies cultivates a critical narrative consciousness to unlock understandings of disability in the context of multiple disciplines, experiences, and perspectives. This topic area will explore and investigate ideas of cultural identity, social conditions, and social justice, including historical, socio-cultural, political, and economic perspectives about impairment; politics and legislation; diversity; and education.

Pacific Rim International Conference
October 9-11, 2017
The Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village and Resorts
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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