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Mobilizing Disability Studies

A Critical Perspective

Kudzai Matereke

This article seeks to address the disconnection that exists between the fields of mobility and disability studies, and to open up critical conversations about why there is need to create more opportunities for more robust engagement between the

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Girls with Disabilities in the Global South

Rethinking the Politics of Engagement

Xuan Thuy Nguyen

argues that this mode of theorizing “discursively colonize[s] the material and historical heterogeneities of the lives of women in the Third World” (334). The same theoretical observation can describe how the discourse of girls with disabilities has been

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Beth Pickard

accessing equity of provision through the application, interview, induction and study process. As is recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government (2017) , the current system of applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) to finance disability assessment

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Masquerading Early Modern Disability

Sexuality, Violence, and the Body (Politic) in Richard III

Lauren Coker

Building on Katherine Schaap Williams’s (2009) reading of the play, this article uses a disability studies approach to consider Richard Loncraine’s 1995 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Loncraine’s adaptation allows modern-day viewers to experience a highly visual (and often intimate) exchange with Sir Ian McKellen as Richard Gloucester. Specifically, Gloucester’s verbal claims of a disability that renders him unsuitable as a leader and a lack of sexual prowess are juxtaposed alongside sexually violent visual actions and imagery—particularly in the form of phallic symbols. The juxtaposition of verbal passivity in opposition to visual aggression demonstrates how Richard showcases or hides his disability as he pursues the throne: the first half of the film features Richard masquerading ability, while the second half features him masquerading disability.

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Cognitive Disability

Towards an Ethics of Possibility

Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

Anthropology is well known for its capacious and ever-expanding framework and its embrace of diversity. Yet, as we argued in our 2013 Annual Review of Anthropology chapter ‘Disability Worlds’, the universal circumstance of disability – how

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“Maternal Impressions”

Disability Memoirs in Socialist Poland

Natalia Pamula

Polish disability memoirs published in the 1970s and 1980s serve as a testament to the “familialization” ( urodzinnienie ) of disability under state socialism in Poland. The narratives in such memoirs reveal that mothers should be the main

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Sexuality, Masculinity, and Intellectual Disability

Beyond a Focus on Regulation and Vicarious Illusions

Nathan J. Wilson and David Charnock

Research, scholarship, and theorizing about the intersection of sexuality and masculinity for men and boys with intellectual disability remains, at best, seriously limited despite decades of theorizing in the international field of masculinities

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Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Settings

“I Am Not ‘Worthless’—I Am a Girl with a Lot to Share and Offer”

Emma Pearce, Kathryn Paik, and Omar J. Robles

; Robles 2014 ). Disability is a critical factor since approximately 15 percent of any population will be persons with disabilities ( WHO and World Bank 2011 ), with potentially higher proportions among populations affected by conflict ( HelpAge

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Michele Friedner

I appreciate the opportunity to review and think with these articles as they offer an opportunity to consider ‘disability worlds’ ( Ginsburg and Rapp 2013 ) that are emerging as analytic concerns. While there has been anthropological work of

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Sami Schalk

Introduction Disability studies scholars Sharon Snyder and David Mitchell define ablenationalism as “the degree to which treating people with disabilities as an exception valorizes able-bodied norms of inclusion as the naturalized qualification of