Tag: disability studies

Complicating Disability: On the Invisibilization of Chronic Illness throughout History

Alex Haagaard , February 22nd, 2022


Introduction At the time of writing, the world is entering the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the highly contagious Omicron variant of the virus is causing…


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Moving Towards Disability

Gabrielle Hanley-Mott , December 2nd, 2021


December 3rd is the UN’s International Day for People with Disabilities. The theme of 2021 was “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”….


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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: What Happens the Day After?

Svetlana Borodina , December 3rd, 2020


Twenty-eight years ago, in 1992, the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 proclaimed December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Immediately following the International Da…


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“Doing Being a Latina,” or Performing Identities Through a Computer Voice

Sasha Kurlenkova , November 2nd, 2020


The ability to communicate is often taken-for-granted and imperceptible, despite being vital to everyday life. It defines our social performances as family members, professionals, and neighbors. Moreo…


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On The Social Life of TBI

Austin Duncan , September 29th, 2020


A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a common injury that occurs when a physical blow or force to the head damages the brain inside the skull—full stop. As…


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Book Review: Blindness Through the Looking Glass: The Performance of Blindness, Gender and the Sensory Body by Gili Hammer

Rose Deller , May 29th, 2020


In Blindness Through the Looking Glass: The Performance of Blindness, Gender and the Sensory Body, Gili Hammer draws on the first-person narratives of 40 blind women in Israel…


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The Paradox of Autonomy and Care for Mothers of Adults with Disabilities in Brazil

Helena Fietz , May 19th, 2020


Since the early 2000s, Brazil has experienced a significant change concerning the rights of people with disabilities in the country. Based on the struggles of the Brazilian Disability…


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Platypus Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Baird Campbell , October 8th, 2019


In support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, please enjoy some of our favorite posts engaging with understandings of disability! Does ‘Going Sighted’ Make Life Better? Undoing the…


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Twisted and Evil: Ableism in Star Wars

Emma Louise Backe , September 14th, 2018


By Cindee Calton “Seriously, Star Wars? Again?” was the exact phrase that ran through my mind the first time Dryden Vos appeared on screen during my first viewing…


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