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Special Issue of the International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation (IJDCR) with the theme What Sorts of People Should There Be?

In General inquiry into, application and development of Ableism Ethics and Governance on March 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Special Issue of the International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation (IJDCR) with the theme What Sorts of People Should There Be?
Edited by Gregor Wolbring, Associate Professor Community, Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada is now available.

 

Articles:

What Sorts of People Should There Be? From Descriptive to Normative Humanity, by Kirk Allison

Portrayals of and Arguments around different Eugenic Practices: Past and Present, by Natalie Ball and Gregor Wolbring

Ethically Communicating a Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis: a Theoretical Model Describing its impact on Pregnancy Termination Decisions, by Zachary P. Hart

Screened Out of Existence: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Selective Screening Policies, by Janet E. Lord

Prohibiting Preferences: Unjustifiable Discrimination against Deaf People Who Want a Deaf Child, by Albany Lucas

What Sorts of People Should be Included… and How? Introducing the BMX model of Inclusion, by Erica S. McFadden and Judith A. Snow

In the Best Interests of Whom? Wrongful Life and Birth Torts: A Regretful Return of State-Sanctioned Ableism, Ian McIntosh and Anne Sommers

Dumps For Humans: the Institutionalization and Citizenship of People with Intellectual and Psychiatric Disabilities in Guatemala, by Samantha L. Serrano

http://www.ijdcr.ca/VOL12_02/index.shtml

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Peace Studies Journal Theme: “Disability Studies and Ability Studies: Two Lenses to Investigate Peace

In General inquiry into, application and development of Ableism Ethics and Governance on March 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Peace Studies Journal
www.peacestudiesjournal.org

Theme: “Disability Studies and Ability Studies: Two Lenses to Investigate Peace

 

Guest Editor:

Gregor Wolbring, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies,

Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

 

The Peace Studies Journal is an international interdisciplinary free online peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

 

Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary academic discipline that investigates the situation disabled people face [1] involving activists, teachers, artists, practitioners, and researchers [1]. Ability studies is linked to disability studies in the sense that disability studies covers people who are impacted by body related (physical, mental…) ability expectations and that the term ableism (the cultural dynamic that one perceives certain abilities as essential) was coined by disabled people to highlight the negative situation disabled people experience because they are labeled as not having the required ability expectations. However ability studies goes beyond body related ability expectations. Ability Studies investigates in general how ability expectation (want stage) and ableism (need stage) hierarchies and preferences come to pass and the impact of such hierarchies and preferences [2-3]. Ability Studies investigates: (a) the social, cultural, legal, political, ethical and other considerations by which any given ability may be judged, which leads to favoring one ability over another; (b) the impact and consequence of favoring certain abilities and rejecting others; (c) the consequences of ableism in its different forms, and its relationship with and impact on other isms [2-3].Peace is an ever evolving concept whose relation to disabled people and to ability expectations is so far under-investigated. We accept any peace related topic as long as it engages with it through an ability studies lens or disability studies lens or both.

 

We invite potential contributors (scholars, activists, and community leaders to submit

articles of 3000-5000 words (excluding figures and tables) of original research and scholarship (empirical, theoretical and conceptual)that engage with the concept of peace through the disability studies lens, the ability studies lens or both.

 

Please submit full article to the Guest Editor via e-mail at:
gwolbrin[at]ucalgary.ca by 15 July, 2013

 

Every submitted article will be subject to anonymous peer review and recommendations arising.

 

As to possible areas linked to the theme the below is a sample list of possible topics”

 

 

Concept of Peace;

Peace between human and nonhuman animals;

Peace between humans and the environment;

Peace and eco-ability;

Peace and eco-ableism;

Peace and disabled people;

Peace and ability expectations;

Peace and active citizenship;

Peace and law

Peace and community;

Future of Peace

Peace and activism and social movements

Peace and science and technology;

Peace and human enhancement;

Peace and subjective well-being;

Peace and body image;

Peace and Disablism;

Peace and medical and social health policies

Peace and elderly people, youthism and ageism

The ethics of Peace;

Peace and resolution of ability expectation conflicts

Peace and transformative ability expectations;

Peace and social change discourses

Peace and ability privilege

Peace and resilience

Peace and adaptation

Peace and transformative justice

Peace and energy insecurity

Peace and climate change insecurity

Peace and water and sanitation insecurity

Peace and human insecurity

Peace within families

Transformative peace

Peace and sport

 

 

Reference List

1.                    Society for Disability Studies. Guidelines for disability studies programs Society for disability studies [Online], 2012. http://disstudies.org/guidelines-for-disability-studies-programs/.

2.                    Wolbring, G., Why NBIC?  Why Human Performance Enhancement? Innovation; The European Journal of Social Science Research 2008, 21 (1), 25-40.

3.                    Wolbring, G., Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars. Societies 2012, 2 (3), 75-83.

Ethical Theories and Discourses through an Ability Expectations and Ableism Lens: The Case of Enhancement and Global Regulation

In Ableism, Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism Ethics and Governance on January 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ethical Theories and Discourses through an Ability Expectations and Ableism Lens: The Case of Enhancement and Global Regulation in Asian Bioethics Review Volume 4, Issue 4,pp. 293-309 | DOI: 10.1353/asb.2012.0033

 

New paper from me

In Ableism, Ableism Ethics and Governance, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance on December 1, 2009 at 3:18 am

What next for the human species? Human performance enhancement, ableism

and pluralism p. 141-163 in Development Dialogue No 52 August 2009 called What Next Vol II The case for pluralism publisher Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
http://www.dhf.uu.se/pdffiler/DD_52/Development_Dialogue_52_art8.pdf

Human enhancement Study

In Ableism and general human performance enhancement; on July 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm

just out
Human Enhancement Study for Directorate General for internal policies, Policy Dept. A: Economic and Scientific Policy Science and Technology Options Assessments

AUTHORS
Mr Christopher COENEN (ITAS)
Ms Mirjam SCHUIJFF (Rathenau Institute)
Ms Martijntje SMITS (Rathenau Institute)
Mr Pim KLAASSEN (University of Amsterdam)
Mr Leonhard HENNEN (ITAS)
Mr Michael RADER (ITAS)
Mr Gregor WOLBRING (University of Calgary)

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/publications/studies/stoa2007-13_en.pdf

A lot of Enhancement

In Ableism, Ableism and design, Ableism and general human performance enhancement; on May 24, 2009 at 5:18 am

Two recent issues of Journal of Evolution and Technology (JET)
link here
Becoming More Than Human: Technology and the Post-Human Condition Special Issue (Volume 19 Issue 1)

Intro: Sky Marsen “Introduction”

1-2: Cory Doctorow: “Leaving Behind More Than a Knucklebone”

3-7: Patrick D. Hopkins: “A Moral Vision for Transhumanism”

8-16: William Sims Bainbridge: “Cognitive Expansion Technologies”

17-27: Samuel H. Kenyon: “Would You Still Love Me If I Was A Robot?”

28-34: Riccardo Campa: “Pure Science and the Posthuman Future”

35-41: Gregory E. Jordan: “The Invention of Man: A Response to C. S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man”

42-50: Joseph Jackson: “The Amorality of Preference: A Response to the Enemies of Enhancement”

51-61: PJ Manney: “Empathy in the Time of Technology: How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy”

62-66: George Dvorsky: “Better Living through Transhumanism”

67-72: Nick Bostrom: “Letter from Utopia”
Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights (HETHR) Special Issue (Volume 18 Issue 1)

i-vi: James Hughes: “Introduction”

THE ETHICS OF ENHANCEMENT

1-9: Patrick Hopkins: “Is Enhancement Worthy of Being a Right?”

10-26: Fritz Allhoff: “Germ Line Genetic-Enhancement and Rawlsian Primary Goods”:

27-34: Martin Gunderson: “Enhancing Human Rights: How the Use of Human Rights Treaties to Prohibit Genetic Engineering Weakens Human Rights”

35-41: Patrick Lin and Fritz Allhoff: “Against Unrestricted Human Enhancement”

42-49: Fred Gifford: “Ethical Issues in Enhancement Research”

50-55: Aubrey de Grey: “Our Right to Life”

DEMOCRACY, DIVERSITY AND ENHANCEMENT

56-69: Gregory Fowler and Kirk Allison: “Technology and Citizenry: A Model for Public Consultation in Science Policy Formation”

70-78: Laura Colleton: “The Elusive Line Between Enhancement and Therapy and Its Effects on Health Care in the U.S.”

79-85: Anita Silvers: “The right not to be normal as the essence of freedom”

86-93: Martin Gunderson: “Genetic Engineering and the Consent of Future Persons”

COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT

94-107: Martine Rothblatt: “Are We Transbemans Yet?”

108-115: Mark Walker: “Cognitive Enhancement and the Identity Objection”

116-123: Eva Caldera: “Cognitive Enhancement and Theories of Justice: Contemplating the Malleability of Nature and Self”

124-128: Dawn Jakubowski: “Cognitive Enhancement and Liberatory Possibilities of Antidepressant Therapy”

129-142: George Dvorsky: “All Together Now: Considerations for biologically uplifting non-human animals”

interesting arm design

In Ableism and design on May 24, 2009 at 4:56 am

more here

Global Spiral Publishes Ten Defenses of Transhumanism

In Ableism, Ableism and design, ableist language, Transhumanism on May 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

here many articles of interest. First read the first issue to which the 10 respond
read here

Make me a superhero: The pleasures and pitfalls of body enhancement

In Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance on May 2, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Andy Miah in the Guardian, UK
article here

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Just found a very interesting blog for the design people of this network

In Ableism and design on April 25, 2009 at 6:36 pm

more here

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