Research

Disability inclusion resources from around the world

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This page has curated news on Research. There are resources from 13 countries and regions, with a total of 30 links.

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From International News:

Disability as Rupture a collection on how disability creates “to reconceptualize ethnographic practices and anthropological projects”:

“Because the infrastructures of everyday life are often predicated on “normal” bodies and their capacities, when disabled bodies interact with those infrastructures, the friction that results exposes the underlying norms that guide social life.” (2022, Cultural Anthropology)

What Have We Learned since Then? A summary of research articles on disability in the sixteen years since the UN convention on disability rights. (2022, Environmental Research and Public Health)

From Australia:

A step closer to inclusive disability research The National Disability Research Partnership Learnings and Recommendations report. (2022, NDRP)

From Russia:

Intercorporeal Togetherness: On Russian Blind Activists’ Technology of Disability Inclusion. (2022, Cultural Anthropology)

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International News

Crip Authorship: Disability as Method a book “presenting the multidisciplinary methods brought into being by disability studies and activism. Mara Mills and Rebecca Sanchez have convened leading scholars, artists, and activists to explore the ways disability shapes authorship, transforming cultural production, aesthetics, and media.” (2023, NYU Press)

Principles and process: The ethics of disability-inclusive development research (2023, Bond)

New dialogues between medical sociology and disability studies
Journal special issue (2023, Sociology of Health & Illness)

Research Handbook on Disability Policy “Examining how policy affects the human rights of people with disabilities, this topical Handbook presents diverse empirical experiences of disability policy and identifies the changes that are necessary to achieve social justice.” List price $425. (2023, Elgar)

Interview with Arseli Dokumaci on his book "Activist Affordances: How Disabled People Improvise More Habitable Worlds". (With transcript, 2023, Newbooks Network)

Midgetism: a book on the Exploitation and Discrimination of People with Dwarfism. (2023, Routledge)

Crip Genealogies “The contributors to Crip Genealogies reorient the field of disability studies by centering the work of transnational feminism, queer of color critique, and trans scholarship and activism. They challenge the white, Western, and Northern rights-based genealogy of disability studies, showing how a single coherent narrative of the field is a mode of exclusion that relies on logics of whiteness and imperialism.” (2023, Duke University Press)

Intellectual disability a perspective on how anthropology can study intellectual disability: “anthropological research reveals dimensions of the social and cultural life of intellectual disability that biomedical and professional research rarely enquires into, let alone comprehends.” (2023, Open Enyclopedia of Anthropology)

Riberdis (the Iberian-American Repository on Disability) “summarizes and disseminates in free-access digital format the scientific production generated within the Iberian-American field on subjects related to disability.” (2023)

Finding Blindness an edited volume bringing together essays on “international constructions and deconstructions” of blindness. (2022, Routledge)

Disability as Rupture a collection on how disability creates “to reconceptualize ethnographic practices and anthropological projects”:

“Because the infrastructures of everyday life are often predicated on “normal” bodies and their capacities, when disabled bodies interact with those infrastructures, the friction that results exposes the underlying norms that guide social life.” (2022, Cultural Anthropology)

What Have We Learned since Then? A summary of research articles on disability in the sixteen years since the UN convention on disability rights. (2022, Environmental Research and Public Health)

Adapting Disability Research Methods and Practices During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Experiences from the Field (2022, IDS)

Divergent Ethnography: Conducting Fieldwork as an Autistic Anthropologist “Doing fieldwork as an autistic person means to see, hear, and process information in different ways, and this difference has an impact on our theoretical approach. In this sense, neurodivergence can be an epistemological position that shapes and informs our way of looking at reality.” (2022)

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Africa

Africa

A call to give a voice to people with intellectual disabilities in Africa through inclusive research (2023, African Journal of Disability)

Developmental disabilities in Africa: A scientometric review “revealed a trend of broadening research towards systems of care, away from a medical model of disease.” (2023, Research in Developmental Disabilities)

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Zambia

Disability Research in Zambia: A Scoping Review (Mar, Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research)

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Asia

China

Book review of Disability in Contemporary China. Tracing representations of disability from Mao to now. (2022, Disability Studies Community Blog)

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Uzbekistan

Layers and Ranges of Disabling Borders A chapter exploring enduring legacies of segregation and ableism in the socio-politics of disability in Uzbekistan. (2022, Invisible Borders in a Bordered World)

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Europe

Europe

Voice, disability and ‘end of life’ research: Strategies for including people with intellectual disabilities in qualitative research related to death and dying. (2023, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities)

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Russia

Intercorporeal Togetherness: On Russian Blind Activists’ Technology of Disability Inclusion. (2022, Cultural Anthropology)

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North America

Canada

The HopePunkening Including Disability journal's Omnibus 2023 (2023, Including Disability)

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United States

Do you hear what I see? How blindness changes how you process the sound of movement (2023, The Conversation)

A symposium on Capitalism & Disability. (2022, LPE Project)

Open access to research can close gaps for people with disabilities (2022, Stat News)

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Oceania

Australia

A step closer to inclusive disability research The National Disability Research Partnership Learnings and Recommendations report. (2022, NDRP)

Doing research inclusively: co-production in action “provides practical strategies for every step of the co-design process in research.” (2022)

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South America

Brazil

An edition of Anthropological Horizons focussed on disability. (In Portuguese, 2022, Scielo)

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Chile

Florencia Herrera, director of Núcleo Disca promoting research with disabled people. (2023, Universidad Diego Portales)

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