Please consider submitting an abstract to our planned anthology!
It will deal with inaccessibilities in today’s society.
Abstract submission deadline (200 words): January 15, 2020
Notification of accepted chapters: February 1, 2020.
Chapter submission deadline, first draft: April 15, 2020.
Chapter submission deadline, final version: June 1, 2020.
We will also arrange a workshop on inaccessbilities in Malmö, November 14, 2019, at 10-16. Please send us a title and some words on your topic if you would like to join. This workshop is intended to get us going in our analysis and writing process.
Rannveig Traustadóttir, Professor and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland, will participate!
Kristofer Hansson, Hanna Egard and David Wästerfors
Lund University and Malmö University, Sweden.
Call for chapters to a planned anthology:
Inaccessibilities: How to understand today’s resistance to inclusion for persons with disabilities
Today’s society harbors a range of promises of accessibility. Buildings and rooms should be adapted; public service, leisure activities and information are supposed to be reachable for all. Governments, the EU and UN rhetorically defend progressive disability politics.
Still researchers and citizens continue to point out negligence, exceptions and resistance. Barriers and stigmatizations are reproduced daily, often quite subtly.
This anthology will assemble studies that explain everyday processes that underpin social and cultural inertia in the work for the promised accessibility. We are looking for empirically based and theoretically informed analyses of situations, settings, discourses and social forces that may explain how norms of accessibility are neutralized and staus quo reproduced.
How are exceptions, deviations and anomalies formulated, motivated and sustained in relation to today’s accessibility norms? What conditions cultivate inertia in accessibility work? What are the significance of class, gender and ethnicity, marketization and conflicts of interests? Are some govermental promises unrealistic, and if so, in which ways?
The contributions may focus on urban, rural or digital arenas, they may draw on qualitative or quantiative data, and they may belong to a range of disciplines: disability studies, social work, sociology, ethnology, social anthropology, political science, gender studies, organisation studies, business administration, etc.
For more information contact: Kristofer.email@example.com