Intersectional Disability Reading Group

  

Here you can find the topics, readings and meeting dates of the Intersectional Disability Reading Group (formerly Disability & Feminism Reading Group) - click here for past meetings and readingsWe meet the 1st Friday of the month (3-4.30pm UK time). Meetings are online and attendance is international. If you want to attend, please check the home page how to be added to the mailing list. 

 

If you are not familiar with the 'social model of disability', it would be helpful to familiarise yourself before attending.

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Meeting 24: 1 Oct 2021, 3-4.30pm 

 

 

  • Topic: Trans Feminist Disability Studies

  • Reading:

    • Timmons, Niamh. (2020). "Towards a Trans Feminist Disability Studies". Journal of Feminist Scholarship, 17(17), 46-63. [open access available here]

FUTURE MEETINGS

Meeting 25: 5 Nov 2021, 3-4.30pm 

  • Topic: Policing and abolitionist disability justice

  • Reading:

    • Thompson, Vanessa E. (2021). "Policing in Europe: disability justice and abolitionist intersectional care". Race & Class, 62(3), 61-76. [paywall available here

  • Optional:

    • The Surviving Society Podcast episode: S1/E5 "Vanessa E. Thompson: Policing & abolitionist intersectional care". [listen here]

Meeting 26: 3 Dec 2021, 3-4.30pm 

  • Topic: Indigenous activism, and occupied land as an access issue

  • Reading:

    • Cowing, Jess L. (2020). "Occupied Land is an Access Issue: Interventions in Feminist Disability Studies and Narratives of Indigenous Activism". Journal of Feminist Scholarship, 17 (Fall), 9-25. [open access available here]

Meeting 27: 7 Jan 2022, 3-4.30pm 

  • Topic: Deconstructing able-mindedness

  • Reading:

    • Schalk, Sami. (2018). "Whose reality is it anyway? Deconstructing able-mindedness". In:  Bodyminds Reimagined. (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction (pp.59-84): Duke University Press Books. [paywall available here] [open access available here]

Meeting 28: 4 Feb 2022, 3-4.30pm 

  • Topic: Cripping academic feminist presentations

  • Reading:

Meeting 29: 4 Mar 2022, 3-4.30pm 

  • Topic: Neuroqueer feminism & Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Reading:

    • Johnson, Merri Lisa. (2021). "Neuroqueer feminism: Turning with tenderness toward Borderline Personality Disorder". Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 46(3), 635-662. [paywall available here]

Meeting 30: 1 Apr 2022, 3-4.30pm 

  • Topic: Disability, racial & environmental justice 

  • Reading: Jampel, Catherine. (2018). "Intersections of disability justice, racial justice and environmental justice". Environmental Sociology, 4(1), 122-135. [paywall available here]

PAST MEETINGS

Meeting 1: 14 February 2020

  • Topic: Introduction to Disability, Gender & Feminism

  • Readings: 

    • Shildrick, Margrit. (2015). living on; not getting better. Feminist Review, 111(1), 10-24.

    • Begum, Nasa. (1992). "Disabled women and the feminist agenda". Feminist Review, (40), 70-84.

    • Inckle, Kay. (2018). "Unreasonable adjustments: the additional unpaid labour of academics with disabilities". Disability & Society, 33(8), 1372-1376. 

  • Further reading:

    • Morris, Jenny. (2001). "Impairment and disability: constructing an ethics of care that promotes human rights". Hypatia, 16(4), 1-16. ​

Meeting 2: 27 March 2020

  • Topic: Race 

  • Readings: 

    • Vernon, Ayesha. (1999). The Dialectics of Multiple Identities and the Disabled People's Movement. Disability & Society, 14(3), 385-398  

    • Bailey, Moya, & Mobley, Izetta Autumn. (2018). "Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework". Gender & Society, 33(1), 19-40.

  • Further reading:

    • Erevelles, Nirmala, & Minear, Andrea. (2010). "Unspeakable offenses: Untangling race and disability in discourses of intersectionality". Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, 4(2), 127-145.

 

Meeting 3: 6 March 2020

  • Topic: Sexuality

  • Reading:

    • Liddiard, Kirsty. (2013). Reflections on the Process of Researching Disabled People's Sexual Lives. Sociological Research Online, 18(3), 10

    • Kafer, Alison. (2003). Compulsory bodies: Reflections on heterosexuality and able-bodiedness. Journal of Women's History, 15(3), 77-89

  • Further reading:​

    • ​McRuer, Robert, & Wilkerson, Abby L. (2003). "Desiring disability: Queer theory meets disability studies". GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 9(1-2), 1-24. ​

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​​​Meeting 4: 10 April 2020

  • Topic: Postcolonialism

  • Readings: 

    • Chataika, Tsitsi. (2012). Disability, development and postcolonialism. In: Dan Goodley, Bill Hughes & Lennard Davis (Eds), Disability and social theory: New developments and directions (pp. 252-272). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan

    • Ghai, Anita. (2012). "Engaging with disability with postcolonial theory". In: Dan Goodley, Bill Hughes & Lennard Davis (Eds), Disability and social theory: New developments and directions (pp.270-286). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan

  • Further reading:

    • Soldatic, Karen, & Meekosha, Helen. (2013). "Disability and Neoliberal State Formations". In: Nick Watson, Alan Roulstone & Carol Thomas (Eds), Routledge handbook of disability studies (pp.195-210). London: Routledge.​

Meeting 5: 01 May 2020

  • Topic: In(ter)dependence

  • Readings: 

  • Further reading:

    • Morris, Jenny. (1997). "Care of empowerment? A disability rights perspective". Social Policy & Administration, 31(1), 54-60.

Meeting 6: 22 May 2020

Topic: Anti-Black Sanism

  • Readings: 

    • Meerai, Sonia, Abdillahi, Idil, & Poole, Jennifer. (2016). "An Introduction to Anti-Black Sanism." Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity, and Practice, 5(3), 18-35

  • Further reading:

    • Mollow, Anna. (2006). "When Black Women Start Going on Prozac": Race, Gender, and Mental Illness in Meri Nana-Ama Danquah's "Willow Weep for Me". MELUS, 31(3), 67-99

  

Meeting 7: 12 June 2020

  • Topic: Transability

  • Readings: 

    • Baril, Alexandre. (2015). "Needing to Acquire a Physical Impairment/Disability: (Re)Thinking the Connections between Trans and Disability Studies through Transability". Hypatia, 30(1), 30-48

  • Further reading:

    • Almassi, Ben. (2010). "Disability, functional diversity, and trans/feminism". IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 3(2), 126-149.

    • Slater, Jen, & Liddiard, Kirsty. (2018). "Why disability studies scholars must challenge transmisogyny and transphobia". Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 7(2), 83-93.  Available here: https://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds/article/view/424/666

Meeting 8: 10 July 2020

  • Topic: Domestic Violence

  • Readings: 

    • Shah, Sonali, Tsitsou, Lito, & Woodin, Sarah. (2016). "‘I can’t forget’: Experiences of violence and disclosure in the childhoods of disabled women," Childhood, 23(4), 521-536  

    • Clare, Eli. (2013). "Stones in My Pockets, Stones in My Heart." In: Lennard Davis (Ed.), The Disability Studies Reader (4th ed., pp. 563-572). Oxon: Routledge

  • Further reading:

    • Hague, Gill, Thiara, Ravi, & Mullender, Audrey. (2011). "Disabled women and domestic violence: Making the links, a national UK study," Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 18(1), 117-136

Meeting 9: 31 July 2020

  • Topic: School-to-Prison Pipeline

  • Readings: 

    • Erevelles, Nirmala. (2014). "Crippin’ Jim Crow: Disability, Dis-Location, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline". In: Liat Ben-Moshe, Ysanne Chapman & Alison C. Carey (Eds), Disability incarcerated: Imprisonment and disability in the United States and Canada (pp.81-99): Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Further readings:

    • Annamma, Subini Ancy. (2017). The Pedagogy of Pathologization: Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-prison Nexus. Routledge. 

    • Ben-Moshe, Liat. (2020). Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition. U of Minnesota Press. 

Meeting 10: 7 August 2020

  • Topic: Eugenics

  • Reading: 

  • Further reading:

    • Mitchell, David, & Snyder, Sharon. (2003). "The eugenic Atlantic: Race, disability, and the making of an international eugenic science, 1800–1945". Disability & Society, 18(7), 843-864. Available here (paywall).

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Meeting 11: 4 September 2020

  • Topic: Eugenics

  • Reading:

    • Hochman, Gilberto, Lima, Nísia Trindade, & Maio, Marcos Chor. (2010). "The path of eugenics in Brazil: Dilemmas of miscegenation". In: Alison Bashford & Philippa Levine (Eds), The Oxford handbook of the history of eugenics: Oxford University Press. Available here (paywall).

  • Further reading:

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Meeting 12: 2 October 2020

​Meeting 13: 6 November 2020

  • Topic: Newgenics

  • Reading:

    • Ledger, Susan, Earle, Sarah, Tilley, Elizabeth, et al. (2016). "Contraceptive decision-making and women with learning disabilities". Sexualities, 19(5-6), 698-724. [paywall available here]

  • Further reading:

    • Block, Pamela. (2007). "Institutional Utopias, Eugenics, and Intellectual Disability in Brazil". History and Anthropology, 18(2), 177-196. [paywall available here]

Meeting 14: 4 December 2020

  • Topic: Epistemic injustice

  • Reading: 

    • Abudu, Kenneth U, & Imafidon, Elvis. (2020). "Epistemic injustice, disability, and queerness in African cultures". In: Elvis Imafidon (Ed), Handbook of African philosophy of difference (pp.393-409): Springer. [open access available here]

Meeting 15: 8 January 2021, 3-4.30pm 

  • Topic: Fat studies

  • Reading:

    • Herndon, April. (2002). "Disparate but Disabled: Fat Embodiment and Disability Studies". NWSA Journal, 14(3), 120-137. [paywall available here]

Meeting 16: 5 February 2021

  • Topic: Settler-colonialism

  • Reading:

    • Jaffee, Laura Jordan. (2016). "Disrupting global disability frameworks: settler-colonialism and the geopolitics of disability in Palestine/Israel". Disability & Society, 31(1), 116-130. [open access available here]

Meeting 17: 5 March 2021

  • Topic: Toilets

  • Reading:

    • Jones, Charlotte, Slater, Jen , Cleasby, Sam, et al. (2019). "Pissed off! Disability activists fighting for toilet access in the UK". In: Maria Berghs, Tsitsi Chataika, Yahya El-Lahib & Kudakwashe Dube (Eds), The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism (pp.219-231): Routledge. [paywall available here]

Meeting 18: 2 April 2021

  • Topic: Intimacy

  • Reading:

    • Neille, Joanne. (2018). "Disability, intimacy and parenthood: Deconstructing ‘mutually exclusive’ constructs". In: Tsitsi Chataika (Ed), The Routledge handbook of disability in Southern Africa (pp.248-261): Routledge. [paywall available here]

Meeting 19: 7 May 2021

  • Topic: Advocacy

  • Reading:

    • Frobisher, Emma, Elbers, Willem, & Okwany, Auma. (2019). "Gendered disability advocacy: Lessons from the Girl Power Programme in Sierra Leone". In: Maria Berghs, Tsitsi Chataika, Yahya El-Lahib & Kudakwashe Dube (Eds), The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism (pp.412-427): Routledge. [paywall available here]  [pre-print available here]

 

Meeting 20: 4 June 2021

  • Topic: Forced sterilisation

  • Reading:

    • Nagase, Osamu. (2019). "Voices from survivors of forced sterilisations in Japan: Eugenics Protection Law 1948–1996". In: Maria Berghs, Tsitsi Chataika, Yahya El-Lahib & Kudakwashe Dube (Eds), The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism (pp.182-189): Routledge. [paywall available here]

Meeting 21: 2 July 2021 

  • Topic: Empathy and technology development

  • Reading:

    • Bennett, Cynthia L, & Rosner, Daniela K. (2019). "The promise of empathy: Design, disability, and knowing the 'Other'". Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow [open access available here]

Meeting 22: 6 Aug 2021

  • Topic: (Non-)objectivity and the DSM-III

  • Reading:

    • Loring, Marti, & Powell, Brian. (1988). "Gender, race, and DSM-III: A study of the objectivity of psychiatric diagnostic behavior". Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1-22. [paywall available here]

Meeting 23: 3 Sep 2021

  • Topic: Hyper-masculinity, White anxiety & the Black male body

  • Reading:

    • Curry, Tommy J. (2017) This nigger’s broken: Hyper-masculinity, the buck, and the role of physical disability in White anxiety toward the Black male body. Journal of Social Philosophy, 48 (3): 321-343. [open access available here] [paywall available here]

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