Crip Theory is a new set of theories that analyses disability by using insights from queer theory, feminist theory and intersectionality studies. Crip theory is used to understand and influence attitudes and discourses concerning disability and impairment, but it has a much wider scope than that. Concepts like the normate, stigma, and accessibility can be used to study how an ableist society determines our mental structures.
Disability and impairment are key notions for an intersectional
understanding of post modern society and can be used to analyse other concepts as citizenship, democracy, stigma and exclusion. In an effort to present the newest research in the field, lambda nordica: Journal for LGBT Studies is planning to publish a special issue on Crip Theory in the spring of 2012, and we are looking for abstracts with a crip perspective. The articles can be theoretical or empirical, but some aspect on Crip Theory should be thematised in each article. The focus will be on a Nordic context, in which we explicitly include the Baltic region. Abstracts and articles can be written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.
Suggested topics include:
Disability politics and activism
Religion and disability
Charity and disability
Class and disability
Disability and Citizenship
Sex and disability
Gender and disability
Age and disability
Disability and identity
“The Crip Revolution” – Independent Living, agency, and citizenship
lambda nordica, established in 1989, is a Nordic scientific peer-
reviewed journal presenting research in Humanities and Social Sciences with relation to LGBT and Queer Studies. The journal strives to support the dialogue between established and younger scholars to inspire to more LGBT research in the Nordic area and support the initiative to new research areas in the field. It also introduces and reviews international LGBT literature. lambda nordica is published four times a year.
We are looking for abstracts of 300 words no later than 1 May 2011.
Send them to guest editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Gender Studies
Phone (0046) 46 222 8069 Email: email@example.com
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