Call For Papers: edited collection, ‘Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies’, ed. by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson et al.

Call For Papers: Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies
Edited by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Katie Ellis, Mike Kent and Rachel Robertson

The collection is a new contribution to global interdisciplinary disability studies. The book will consist of contributions from established and new voices in international disability studies outlining their own manifestos for the future of the field.  Interdisciplinary fields covered will include bio-ethics, social media, cultural studies, disability studies pedagogy, maternal studies, robotics, social sciences, Indigenous peoples, neurodiversity and much more.

We have asked some of the leading scholars in the field to provide a 4000 word manifesto on where they believe the future of critical disability studies lies. These short, sharp chapters will map out future directions for the discipline. A number of prominent writers in this field have already been approached and expressed interest including: the editorial team, Sharon Snyder and David Mitchell, Beth Haller, Gerard Goggin, Baden Offord and Tara Brabazon.

We invite potential authors to submit a chapter abstract of no more than 500 words, including a title, 4 to 6 keywords, and a brief bio, by email to both Dr Mike Kent and Dr Katie Ellis by 30th January 2016. (Please indicate in your proposal if you wish to use any visual material, and how you have or will gain copyright clearance for visual material.) Authors will receive a response by February 28th 2016, with those provisionally accepted due as chapters of 4000 words (including references) by May 30th 2016.

For any queries or further information please contact Mike Kent through

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