Disability, Social Justice and Innovation Interrogated
The latest issue of International Journal of Disability and Social Justice Volume 3 Issue 3 brings together a dynamic collection of international research. You can f ind an audio description of the issue and Plain English summaries of articles on their website here.
Aldersey et al, explore concrete, community-embedded practices that enable access to justice for people with disabilities around the world in their article The Role of Community-Based Rehabilitation and Community-Based Inclusive Development in Facilitating Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities Globally. Drawing on feminist and disability theory, Niklas Altermark argues that a recognition of a shared vulnerability that implies mutual dependencies can be figured as the foundation of solidarity in Crip Solidarity: Vulnerability as the Foundation of Political Alliances.
Steele et al’s article Listening to People with Intellectual Disability about Institutions provides a model of inclusive research for turning the harms of past institutionalisation into an educational and reparative experience. In Weighing In: Academic Writers on Neurodiversity Bridget Livingstone et al explore the ways neurodiversity is being used, defined, and deployed based on a corpus of 94 academic texts published across social science disciplines (2006–2021).
Susan Flynn and Michael Feely provide A New-Materialist Reading of Disability, Senescence, the Life-Course. Turning to Argentina, María Pía Venturiello and Pilar Cobeñas focus on access to health, education and personal assistance in Human Rights Bulletin The Social Construction of Disability in Argentina: Some Key Points.
In Propagating ‘Chinese invention’ through landscape performing art: sublimating the arts to nationalism, Quan Liu deconstructs the notion of Chinese invention to expose the discourse and nationalistic propaganda at the heart of landscape performances. William Kingston reflects on how poorly the modern world system fulfils the original intention of patents, explains how this has come about, and offers two new suggestions for improvement in his article First aid for a badly injured patent system.
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