Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies: Volume 1 (Interdisciplinary Disability Studies) (Paperback)

Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies: Volume 1 (Interdisciplinary Disability Studies) By Katie Ellis (Editor), Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Editor), Mike Kent (Editor) Cover Image
By Katie Ellis (Editor), Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Editor), Mike Kent (Editor)


This collection identifies the key tensions and conflicts being debated within the field of critical disability studies and provides both an outline of the field in its current form and offers manifestos for its future direction. Traversing a number of disciplines from science and technology studies to maternal studies, the collection offers a transdisciplinary vision for the future of critical disability studies.

Some common thematic concerns emerge across the book such as digital futures, the usefulness of anger, creativity, family as disability allies, intersectionality, ethics, eugenics, accessibility and interdisciplinarity. However, the contributors who write as either disabled people or allies do not proceed from a singular approach to disability, often reflecting different or even opposing positions on these issues.

Containing contributions from established and new voices in disability studies outlining their own manifesto for the future of the field, this book will be of interest to all scholars and students working within the fields of disability studies, cultural studies, sociology, law, history and education.

The concerns introduced here are further explored in its sister volume Interdisciplinary approaches to disability: looking towards the future.

About the Author

Katie Ellis is associate professor and senior research fellow in Internet studies at Curtin University. She holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research award for a project on disability and digital televisions and is series editor of Routledge Research in Disability and Media Studies. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is professor of English and bioethics at Emory University, where her fields of study are disability studies, American literature and culture, and feminist theory. Her work develops the field of critical disability studies in the health humanities, broadly understood, to bring forward disability access, inclusion and identity to communities inside and outside of the academy.Mike Kent is an associate professor and Head of School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry at Curtin University. Mike's research focus is on people with disabilities and their use of, and access to, information technology and the Internet. His edited collection, with Katie Ellis, Disability and social media: global perspectives was published in 2017, as was their four-volume major works collection, Disability and the media: critical concepts in cultural and media studies.Rachel Robertson is a senior lecturer at Curtin University with research interests in critical disability studies, literary and cultural studies, feminist maternal studies and life writing. She is the author of Reaching one thousand: a story of love, motherhood and autism. Her articles on disability and motherhood have been published in journals such as Hecate, Studies in the Maternal and the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367584603
ISBN-10: 0367584603
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies