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


Old and Disabled: Disabled and Old

Megan Conway
Abstract 188 | PDF Downloads 16 Word Downloads 2 Text Downloads 20


Disability & Aging: International Perspectives

Katie Aubrecht, Tamara Krawchenko
Abstract 454 | PDF Downloads 44 Word Downloads 3 Text Downloads 17

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

Amanda Grenier, Meredith Griffin, Colleen McGrath
Abstract 890 | PDF Downloads 56 Word Downloads 6 Text Downloads 48 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 1176 | PDF Downloads 14 Word Downloads 2 Text Downloads 24

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

Hailee M. Gibbons
Abstract 1703 | PDF Downloads 103 Word Downloads 5 Text Downloads 44

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

Gregor Wolbring, Bushra Abdullah
Abstract 294 | PDF Downloads 12 Word Downloads 1 Text Downloads 25

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

Yvonne R. Teems
Abstract 294 | PDF Downloads 32 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 22 Bio Downloads 0

The Becoming Subject of Dementia

Katie Aubrecht, Janice Keefe
Abstract 463 | PDF Downloads 38 Word Downloads 5 Text Downloads 45

Creative Works

A Thousand Threads

Elaine Stewart
Abstract 154 | PDF Downloads 8 Word Downloads 1 Text Downloads 21 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 106 | PDF Downloads 6 Word Downloads 1 Text Downloads 14

Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts v12i23

Megan Conway, Jonathan Erlen
Abstract 160 | PDF Downloads 5 Word Downloads 2 Text Downloads 18