New issue of The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

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A new issue of The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies is now live:

Please read, download, share, and respond.

Thanks as always to Reviews Editor Dr. Jen Rinaldi and Assistant Editor and Social Media Editor Sarah Gibbons. The special issue Editors for this issue were Heather Shipley and Ravi Malhotra. Thanks to accessibility partner Accessibil-IT ( and to George Lambrou for their work creating the most accessible PDF and HTML possible.

As the special issue editors write in their introduction:
“Public and policy challenges regarding disability rights continue to be highly contested, even with the recent implementation of policies such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Disability rights advocates point to the continued limitations of existing policy often compounded with the complete absence of considerations for persons with disabilities in multiple spaces. Adding further layers of complexity to the existing challenges of disability rights, the articles in this issue consider comparisons and conflicts when religion, disability and law are woven together. The intersections of religion, law and disability offer a vast spectrum of possible analytical interrogations. Yet the relationship of law, religion and disability is still an emerging research area; the overlapping challenges that are produced by barriers within religious and legal spheres offer insights regarding the lives of persons with disabilities within both religious and legal domains.”

Here is the table of contents:

Introduction: Law, Religion, Disability
Heather Shipley, Ravi Malhotra

Entre l’accommodement de la croyance religieuse et l’accommodement du handicap en milieu scolaire: les tribunaux devraient-ils adapter leur analyse?
Marie-Eve Gagné

Quakers and Disability: Theory and Practice in the 19th Century
Timothy Lillie

Reflections on Law in Light of Everyday Life at L’Arche
Thomas McMorrow

Propter Deformitatem: Towards a Concept of Disability in Medieval Canon Law
Brandon Parlopiano

Moving from the Implicit to the Explicit: ‘Spiritual Rights’ and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Russell Whiting, Sándor Gurbai

Review of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Gawande
Caleb Berkemeier

Review of Foucault, Power and Education by Ball Mark Castrodale

Review of Approaching Disability by Mallett & Runswick-Cole Diane Driedger

Review of Re-Membering by Millett-Gallant Sheila Jennings

Review of Psychiatry Disrupted by eds. Burstow, LeFrancois, & Diamond Andrea Nicki

Review of Disability and Passing by eds. Brune & Wilson Amber Reid

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