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 269 | PDF Downloads 86 Word Downloads 68 Text Downloads 81


Disability & Aging: International Perspectives

Katie Aubrecht, Tamara Krawchenko
Abstract 731 | PDF Downloads 294 Word Downloads 82 Text Downloads 81

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

Amanda Grenier, Meredith Griffin, Colleen McGrath
Abstract 1587 | PDF Downloads 504 Word Downloads 90 Text Downloads 139 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 6870 | PDF Downloads 94 Word Downloads 70 Text Downloads 101

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

Hailee M. Gibbons
Abstract 3623 | PDF Downloads 1277 Word Downloads 141 Text Downloads 206

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

Gregor Wolbring, Bushra Abdullah
Abstract 459 | PDF Downloads 123 Word Downloads 79 Text Downloads 95

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

Yvonne R. Teems
Abstract 443 | PDF Downloads 129 Word Downloads 94 Text Downloads 99 Bio Downloads 0

'No Longer Disabled' – Reflections on a Transitional Process Between Disability and Aging in Switzerland

Francesca Rickli
Abstract 485 | PDF Downloads 107 Word Downloads 85 Text Downloads 121

The Becoming Subject of Dementia

Katie Aubrecht, Janice Keefe
Abstract 706 | PDF Downloads 208 Word Downloads 99 Text Downloads 125

Creative Works

A Thousand Threads

Elaine Stewart
Abstract 286 | PDF Downloads 66 Word Downloads 62 Text Downloads 85 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 175 | PDF Downloads 61 Word Downloads 70 Text Downloads 88

Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts v12i23

Abstract 255 | PDF Downloads 79 Word Downloads 80 Text Downloads 89