[csaa-forum] cfp: technology/disability

Gerard Goggin g.goggin at uq.edu.au
Fri May 28 10:43:38 CST 2004

Disability Studies Quarterly
www.dsq-sds.org <http://www.dsq-sds.org/>


Special Issue on
Technology & Disability

Guest Editors:
Gerard Goggin, PhD, University of Queensland
Christopher Newell, PhD, University of Tasmania

An electronic journal focusing on disability studies research

Disability Studies Quarterly is a refereed online publication of the
Society for Disability Studies (SDS). The 24-year-old journal has
established a multidisciplinary and international forum for social
scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates,
creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with
disabilities. It is published four times per year at
<http://www.dsq-sds.org/> www.dsq-sds.org.

Scope: Authors are invited to submit scholarly papers based on original
research for peer review, as well as research in progress, pilot
studies, and commentaries/essays. DSQ also accepts submissions of
disability-oriented fiction, poetry, and review of books, films, videos,
and theatre. DSQ represents the full range of methods, epistemologies,
perspectives, and content that comprises multidisciplinary disability
studies. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical
knowledge about disability, and to promoting full and equal
participation of persons with disabilities in society.

Special Theme issue on Technology & Disability

Whether in the home, at work or leisure, technology plays an important
role in the lives of people with disabilities, and also in the way that
disability is conceived, experienced, and framed in society.

A wide range of technologies are adopted, consumed, and used by people
with disabilities in unexpected and innovative ways. There are many
contests over the meaning and implications of technology, as, for
instance, in the case of the 'bionic ear'. There are also specific
cultural and social codings of technology/disability that remain little
recognized and examined, and political and economic discourses that have
been little studied. For instance, disability is often invoked as a
warrant for development of new technologies, from biotechnology to
information and communication technologies, and 'smart homes' - yet
these technologies often create new forms of exclusion for people with

In this special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly, we wish to
provide a timely, interdisciplinary reconsideration of the connections
between technology and disability. Rather than providing publicity,
news, or reviews of new technologies or equipment, the issue seeks to
investigate the deeper yet still neglected social, cultural, and
disability rights aspects of technology and people with disabilities.

In this light, we welcome submissions on topics such as (but not
restricted to):

*       histories of disability and technology
*       case studies and re-examinations of 'classic' disability
technologies, such as the wheelchair, prosthesis, hearing aid, and so on
*       case studies of 'new' technologies, including digital
technologies, communication and media technologies, biotechnologies,
'smart home', medical technologies, and cochlear implant
*       theoretical investigations regarding disability and technology
(for instance: how do theories of technology/disability interact with
other theories of technology, whether Heideggerian, social shaping of
technology, materialist, actor-network theory, feminist, and so on)
*       analyses of technology policy and practice
*       studies of disability and technology design.

To submit papers:

Potential contributors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with
previous issues of Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ), and to discuss
their ideas with the Guest Editors.

Gerard Goggin, PhD, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University
of Queensland, Australia. Email:  <mailto:g.goggin at mailbox.uq.edu.au> 
g.goggin at mailbox.uq.edu.au

Christopher Newell, PhD, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania,
Australia. Email:  <mailto:Christopher.Newell at utas.edu.au>
Christopher.Newell at utas.edu.au

If you would like to submit a paper to the journal, please prepare your
manuscript in accordance with the DSQ style guide, and send an
electronic copy of manuscript to the guest editors at the above

To submit papers on disk, mail to: Christopher Newell, PhD, Medical
Education Unit

School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 99,  Hobart,
Tasmania,7001, Australia.

Submission deadline: 1 December 2004

Dr Gerard Goggin
Australian Research Fellow
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland
Brisbane 4072 Qld Australia
m: 0428 66 88 24
e: g.goggin at uq.edu.au or gg at gerardgoggin.net
website: <http://www.cccs.uq.edu.au/>http://www.cccs.uq.edu.au/

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