Disability Studies Quarterly

Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. (ISSN: 1041-5718; eISSN: 2159-8371)


Vol 34, No 3 (2014): General Issue

Table of Contents

Prefatory Matter

Editor's Introduction HTML
Bruce Henderson

Humanities, Arts, and Media

Idiots Savants, Retarded Savants, Talented Aments, Mono-Savants, Autistic Savants, Just Plain Savants, People with Savant Syndrome, and Autistic People Who Are Good at Things: A View from Disability Studies HTML
Joseph Straus
Refrigerator Mothers and Queer Little Boys: Bruno Bettelheim, Eugenics, and the De-Pathologization of Jewish Identity HTML
griffin jaye epstein
“How well one has to be, to be ill!”: Work, Pain, and the Discourse of Neurasthenia in The Diary of Alice James HTML
Shawna Rushford-Spence
Non-Combatants and Other Peace Activists: “Everyday” disability in a time of war HTML
Courtney Andree
Exploring Issues of Disability in Children's Literature Discussions HTML
Donna Sayers Adomat

Social Sciences, Policy, and Applied Research

Scoping Review of the Americans with Disabilities Act: What Research Exists, and Where do we go from Here? HTML
Sarah Parker Harris, Robert Gould, Patrick Ojok, Glenn Fujiura, Robin Jones, Avery Olmstead IV
A Global Perspective of Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Evaluating the Response of Pastoral Care and Religious Organizations HTML
Jamie S. Hussain
Employment Accommodations for People with Disabilities: Does Gender Really Matter? HTML
Helen P Hartnett, Leslie Tower, Crystal Harper, Jessica Lech, Candice Rubin, Ann Hirsh
Scottish Disability Organizations and Online Media: A Path to Empowerment or “Business as Usual”? HTML
Filippo Trevisan
On the possibilities and limits of "DEAF DEAF SAME": Tourism and empowerment camps in Adamorobe (Ghana), Bangalore and Mumbai (India). HTML
Michele Ilana Friedner, Annelies Kusters
“We are sick and we are stressed”: understanding the correlates of reported emotional distress in individuals with lupus HTML
Elissa D. Giffords, Orly Calderon

Special Section: Irving K. Zola Award Winner for Emerging Scholar in Disability Studies, 2012

"People of the Apokalis": Spatial Disability and the Bhopal Disaster HTML
Jina Kim

Report from the Field

Report from the Field: Follow Up HTML
Linamara Rizzo Battistella, Vinicius Delgado Ramos

Creative Works

Miracle Madness HTML
Allison Hedge Coke

Book and Media Reviews

Reflections and Explorations of Passing HTML
Hilary Selznick
Legacies of Colonialism: Toward a Borderland Dialogue between Indigenous and Disability Rhetorics HTML
Stephanie K. Wheeler
Writing About Disability, With Disability: A Review of Stephanie Kerschbaum's Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference HTML
Amy Vidali
Listening to the Lyricals: A Partial Discovery HTML
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke
MetaMeta Upload: Composing a Review in ASL and English HTML
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke


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