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 191 | PDF Downloads 20 Word Downloads 5 Text Downloads 21


Disability & Aging: International Perspectives

Katie Aubrecht, Tamara Krawchenko
Abstract 466 | PDF Downloads 53 Word Downloads 5 Text Downloads 18

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

Amanda Grenier, Meredith Griffin, Colleen McGrath
Abstract 954 | PDF Downloads 75 Word Downloads 14 Text Downloads 53 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 2482 | PDF Downloads 15 Word Downloads 3 Text Downloads 26

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

Hailee M. Gibbons
Abstract 1802 | PDF Downloads 157 Word Downloads 7 Text Downloads 46

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

Gregor Wolbring, Bushra Abdullah
Abstract 305 | PDF Downloads 17 Word Downloads 3 Text Downloads 27

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

Yvonne R. Teems
Abstract 312 | PDF Downloads 37 Word Downloads 2 Text Downloads 27 Bio Downloads 0

The Becoming Subject of Dementia

Katie Aubrecht, Janice Keefe
Abstract 485 | PDF Downloads 48 Word Downloads 9 Text Downloads 47

Creative Works

A Thousand Threads

Elaine Stewart
Abstract 157 | PDF Downloads 9 Word Downloads 1 Text Downloads 22 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 110 | PDF Downloads 8 Word Downloads 3 Text Downloads 16

Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts v12i23

Megan Conway, Jonathan Erlen
Abstract 164 | PDF Downloads 5 Word Downloads 4 Text Downloads 19