Volume 13, Issue 4 | Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices Special Forum | Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal
From Canada to India, Guatemala to Germany, this special issue includes a research forum on Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices,” as well as multimedia, creative works, and a selection of the latest in disability studies’ dissertations & abstracts.
Megan A. Conway, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
" Thoughts of “care” and “marriage” were floating around in my head as I was floating around in the pool. I think about marriage a lot, partially because I am married (surprise, surprise), and partially because in my insecure moments (or when I am mad at my husband) I obsess over the role of care in my marriage. Who is taking care of who? What is “normal care” in our marriage, and what is “crip care”? I am deafblind so I don’t drive (not legally anyway)…"
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Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices Special Forum
Guest Editors: Patty Douglas, Ph.D., Brandon University, Carla Rice, University of Guelph, and Christine Kelly, Ph.D., University of Manitoba
" Any attempt to understand or take up “care” in its lived, philosophical and political aspects is a slippery affair. If nothing else, feminist, disability and care scholars and activists converge around the vitality of care. Care is fundamental to being and becoming human together. It encompasses the intimate, fleshy and mundane exchanges between bodies engaged in everyday affects and acts—of giving and receiving, of living and growing, of teaching and learning—that are fraught with ethical complexity…."
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Nandini Ghosh, Ph.D., & Supurna Banerjee, Ph.D., Institute of Development Studies Kolkata
" The notion of care often normalizes within it violence that can have devastating effects on the lives of disabled people. Cripping care critiques the normalization of such notions of care. This paper articulates this paradox of care within the lived experiences of disabled girls and their mothers as primary carers. Through extensive case studies of young, disabled girls and their carers in villages of West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Odisha in India—where abject poverty, lack of resources, and a dearth of sensitized social relationships remain entrenched …"
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Cripping Care for Individuals with Psychiatric Disability: Looking Beyond Self-Determination Frameworks to Address Treatment and Recovery
Meghann Elizabeth O'Leary, University of Illinois Chicago
"The notion of care often normalizes within it violence that can have devastating effects on the lives of disabled people. Cripping care critiques the normalization of such notions of care. This paper articulates this paradox of care within the lived experiences of disabled girls and their mothers as primary carers. Through extensive case studies of young, disabled girls and their carers in villages of West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Odisha in India—where abject poverty, lack of resources, and a dearth of sensitized social relationships remain entrenched …"
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Susan Baglieri, Ph.D., & Jessica Bacon, Ph.D., Montclair State University
New Jersey, USA
" Providing teacher candidates early and ongoing opportunities to learn their profession by participating in school settings is often posed as a way to improve their preparedness for becoming teachers. Two problems of “fieldwork,” however, are the limited access to settings in which inclusive education is practiced and the milieu of special education in the US that emphasizes ableist assertions of independence, support, and conventional notions of care, especially for youth characterized as intellectually disabled. We present an overview of the establishment of a “cripped” fieldwork experience for early program teacher candidates enrolled in a required undergraduate course …"
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Raphael Raphael, Ph.D., RDS Associate Editor of Creative Works and Multimedia
" This article provides a brief discussion with the filmmaker Helen S. Cohen about her process creating States of Grace, a documentary that, over the course of four years, documents the rehabilitation of a physician critically injured in a car crash. The article including what Cohen has learned about disability in the process, the remarkable reactions…"
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Anna Faroqhi, Transart Institute
"Faroqhi describes the ways in which writing and drawing her graphic novel Krebs Kung Fu (Cancer Kung Fu) served as powerful coping mechanism during her diagnosis and subsequet treatment for cancer…"
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Dissertations and Abstracts
Jonathan Erlen, PhD and Megan Conway, PhD
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