Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal - Volume 12 Issue 2 & 3

Population aging is taking place in nearly all countries across the globe. Within current research and policy, the relationship between disability and aging is often oversimplified and underdeveloped. Disability is assumed to be a product of unsuccessful aging, and aging as an obstacle to living well with a disability. This special issue of The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) features eight original articles that analyze how disability and aging appear within research and policy in Canada, the United States, Australia and Switzerland. The articles in this international collection use interdisciplinary perspectives to explore the relationship between disability and aging in its complexity. They expose and challenge age and disability related myths and misconceptions and reconsider why global population matters.

Published: 2016-09-01

Editorial

Old and Disabled: Disabled and Old

Megan Conway
Abstract 200 | PDF Downloads 29 Word Downloads 13 Text Downloads 28

Forums

Disability & Aging: International Perspectives

Katie Aubrecht, Tamara Krawchenko
Abstract 504 | PDF Downloads 81 Word Downloads 13 Text Downloads 26

Aging and Disability: The Paradoxical Positions of the Chronological Life Course

Amanda Grenier, Meredith Griffin, Colleen McGrath
Abstract 984 | PDF Downloads 98 Word Downloads 23 Text Downloads 63 Untitled Downloads 0 Untitled Downloads 0

Securing Personal Input from Individuals Aging with Intellectual Disability: Do Differing Methodologies Produce Equivalent information?

Stuart Wark, Miranda Cannon-Vanry, Marie Knox, Marie Parmenter, Rafat Hussain, Matthew Janicki, Chez Leggatt-Cook, Meaghan Edwards, Trevor Parmenter
Abstract 3113 | PDF Downloads 24 Word Downloads 6 Text Downloads 34

Compulsory Youthfulness: Intersections of Ableism and Ageism in “Successful Aging” Discourses

Hailee M. Gibbons
Abstract 1977 | PDF Downloads 230 Word Downloads 19 Text Downloads 64

Coverage of Aging Well of Individuals Aging with a Disability in Canadian Newspapers: A Content Analysis

Gregor Wolbring, Bushra Abdullah
Abstract 320 | PDF Downloads 26 Word Downloads 12 Text Downloads 35

‘My Body Feels Old’: Seniors’ Discursive Constructions of Aging-as-Disabling

Yvonne R. Teems
Abstract 334 | PDF Downloads 53 Word Downloads 19 Text Downloads 34 Bio Downloads 0

The Becoming Subject of Dementia

Katie Aubrecht, Janice Keefe
Abstract 505 | PDF Downloads 56 Word Downloads 19 Text Downloads 58

Creative Works

A Thousand Threads

Elaine Stewart
Abstract 167 | PDF Downloads 18 Word Downloads 3 Text Downloads 30 A Thousand Threads Image 1 Downloads 0 A Thousand Threads Image 2 Downloads 0

Notes from the Field

Working Group: “Reframing Interventions in Mathematics Education: Critical Perspectives”

James Sheldon
Abstract 118 | PDF Downloads 17 Word Downloads 14 Text Downloads 24