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 127 | PDF Downloads 8 Word Downloads 1 Text Downloads 18

Forums

Disability & Aging: International Perspectives

Katie Aubrecht, Tamara Krawchenko
Abstract 238 | PDF Downloads 27 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 16

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

Amanda Grenier, Meredith Griffin, Colleen McGrath
Abstract 514 | PDF Downloads 34 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 44 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 161 | PDF Downloads 6 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 23

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

Hailee M. Gibbons
Abstract 587 | PDF Downloads 66 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 41

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

Gregor Wolbring, Bushra Abdullah
Abstract 207 | PDF Downloads 6 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 24

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

Yvonne R. Teems
Abstract 198 | PDF Downloads 23 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 22 Bio Downloads 0

The Becoming Subject of Dementia

Katie Aubrecht, Janice Keefe
Abstract 263 | PDF Downloads 19 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 44

Creative Works

A Thousand Threads

Elaine Stewart
Abstract 101 | PDF Downloads 5 Word Downloads 0 Text Downloads 20 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
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