Disability Geographies: Spatialities and Oppressions

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Disability Specialty Group Curated Track
Sponsor Groups: Disability Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 49
Organizers: Lillie Greiman, Diana Beljaars
Chairs: Lillie Greiman

Call for Submissions

This virtual paper session focuses on the ways in which disability figures in critical, social, and spatial theory in human geography. It aims to bring together geographers and scholars in related disciplines with an interest in the various aspects of disability, its spatial expressions, and the formations of oppression they are entangled with. We are keen to invite papers reporting theoretical, empirical, and conceptual work on disability as a social category, different kinds of disabilities, as well as the various expressions of disability and disabling systems and circumstances. In particular papers that consider the disability as key component in the various (bio)political and societal shifts that took place this year and in conjunction with other systems of oppression (e.g. racism, sexism, transphobia, classism, xenophobia, islamophobia, antisemitism). Another key aspect of this session entails disability in times of the Covid-19 pandemic. This would include both the geographically underpinned changes to – and often worsening of – access to healthcare, social isolation, and stigma. It would also include the crisis of assumed bodily invincibility in non-disabled societal groups, which has laid bare the unfounded confidence in ongoing capability that support ableist world views. Possibly, but not necessarily related to the pandemic and socio-political struggle we welcome work on new forms, systems, methods, and experiences of disability advocacy and emancipatory practice in and outside medical and clinical settings. Furthermore, work on novel technologies and technological aspects of (dis)ability, and methodological reflections of the employment of technologies in empirical research are welcome. And finally, we are very keen to host your inflections on the future of the subdiscipline.


Description

This virtual paper session focuses on the ways in which disability figures in critical, social, and spatial theory in human geography. It aims to bring together geographers and scholars in related disciplines with an interest in the various aspects of disability, its spatial expressions, and the formations of oppression they are entangled with. We are keen to invite papers reporting theoretical, empirical, and conceptual work on disability as a social category, different kinds of disabilities, as well as the various expressions of disability and disabling systems and circumstances. In particular papers that consider the disability as key component in the various (bio)political and societal shifts that took place this year and in conjunction with other systems of oppression (e.g. racism, sexism, transphobia, classism, xenophobia, islamophobia, antisemitism). Another key aspect of this session entails disability in times of the Covid-19 pandemic. This would include both the geographically underpinned changes to – and often worsening of – access to healthcare, social isolation, and stigma. It would also include the crisis of assumed bodily invincibility in non-disabled societal groups, which has laid bare the unfounded confidence in ongoing capability that support ableist world views. Possibly, but not necessarily related to the pandemic and socio-political struggle we welcome work on new forms, systems, methods, and experiences of disability advocacy and emancipatory practice in and outside medical and clinical settings. Furthermore, work on novel technologies and technological aspects of (dis)ability, and methodological reflections of the employment of technologies in empirical research are welcome. And finally, we are very keen to host your inflections on the future of the subdiscipline.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Lillie Greiman*, , Engaging service providers as researchers: promoting disability inclusion in research 15 11:10 AM
Presenter Katie Aubrecht, St Francis Xavier University, Lindsay Stephens*, University of Toronto, Iris Epstein, York University, Tal Jairus, University of British Columbia, Sally Kimpson, University of Victoria, Susan Mahipaul, Western University, Brenda Beagan, Dalhousie University, Leeann Donnelly, University of British Columbia, Tracey Edelist, St Francis Xavier University, Cheryl Holmes, University of British Columbia, Stuart Kamenetsky, University of Toronto, Rosemary Lysaght, Queens University , Erica Katzman , Kings University College at Western University, Adalberto Loyola-Sanchez, University of Alberta, Lorelei Newton, University of Victoria, Gurdeep Pahar, Pacific Coast Recovery Care, Karen Yoshida, University of Toronto, Interactive mapping as an engagement tool for assessing micro-geographies of accessibility 15 11:25 AM
Presenter Daniel Philip Jones*, Newcastle University, On non-tourettic accounts of tourette syndrome 15 11:40 AM
Presenter Jordan Aharoni*, University of Toronto, Ron Buliung, University of Toronto Mississauga, Raktim Mitra, Ryerson University, Comparing School Travel Characteristics of Students with and without Disabilities attending Post-Secondary Educational Institutions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Canada 15 11:55 AM
Presenter William D Anderson*, Michigan State University, William D Anderson, Michigan State University, Mark Wilson, Michigan State University, Mobility, Disability, and Inclusion: The Potential and Perils of Autonomous Vehicles 15 12:10 PM

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