Call for papers: Ableism, Disablism, Enablism

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2021 at 9:27 am

Call for papers for a special issue with the topic Ableism, Disablism, Enablism in the open access journal Societies. This special issue aims to explore the many facets of ableism and ability-based disablism and enablism.

The CFP accepts three types of submissions: empirical data, reviews and theoretical/conceptual papers.

The deadline is 1 April 2022. However, CFP submissions will be peer reviewed and, if accepted, published as soon as they are submitted. As such, submissions before the deadline are encouraged.

The APC (Article Processing Charge) is waived for this CFP. All submissions will be reviewed using a double blind process..

Full text of the call for papers here.

Some potential topics of investigation through the lens of ability-related concepts and ability-based judgments (ableism) and actions (disablism, enablism) could be:

  • Ability-based conflict/conflict studies
  • Ability-based judgment impacting different groups
  • Activism
  • Advancements in science and technology
  • Anticipatory governance of science and technology
  • Aging well
  • Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/machine learning
  • Being a citizen
  • Brain–computer interfaces
  • Community being the scholar
  • Colonialism/decolonizing
  • COVID-19 situation during COVID-19/aftermath of COVID-19
  • Critical disability studies
  • Disabled people/people with disabilities
  • Eco Crip theory
  • Eco-ability
  • Eco-ableism
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Environmental issues/climate change/energy/water/food
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Impact of ability judgments and their use (disablism, enablism) on isms and impact of -isms on ability judgment and their use
  • Intersectionality
  • Human enhancement
  • Motivated reasoning
  • Neuro-advancements/neuroethics
  • Relationship between groups
  • Responsible research and innovation
  • Risk narratives
  • Robotics
  • Peace studies
  • Policies
  • Science and Technology governance
  • Sport
  • STEM
  • Sustainability
  • The future
  • Tools that could make ability-based realities and sentiments visible, such as the BIAS FREE Framework (building an integrative analytical system for recognizing and eliminating inequities)(Burke & Eichler, 2006; Eichler & Burke, 2006)
  • Urban design
  • Violence and abuse

Guest Editors

Professor Gregor Wolbring  Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr Anica Zeyen Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Centre for Research into Sustainability Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship School of Business and Management The Centre for the Study of Pain and Well-being

Professor Oana Branzei is Donald F. Hunter Professor of International Business and Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the Ivey Business School and Faculty Scholar at Western University in Canada

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Wolbring, Gregor and Lillywhite Aspen (2021) Equity/Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Universities: The Case of Disabled People in Societies, 11(2), 49; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc11020049  Funding: Government of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction ERN 155204 in cooperation with ERA-NET NEURON JTC 2017