“The politics of creative access: Guidelines for a critical dis/ability curatorial practice,” Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability Looking Towards the Future, Volume 2, Edited by Katie Ellis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Mike Kent, Rachel Robertson, Routledge: New York, 2019.
How can a deep engagement with disability studies change our understanding of sociology, literary studies, gender studies, aesthetics, bioethics, social work, law, education, or history?Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability (the companion volume to Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies)identifies both the practical and theoretical implications of such an interdisciplinary dialogue and challenges people in disability studies as well as other disciplinary fields to critically reflect on their professional praxis in terms of theory, practice, and methods. Topics covered include interdisciplinary outlooks ranging from media studies, games studies, education, performance, history and curation through to theology and immunology. Perspectives are drawn from different regions from the European Union to the Global South with chapters that draw on a range of different national backgrounds. Our contributors who write as either disabled people or allies do not proceed from a singular approach to disability, often reflecting different or even opposing positions. The collection features contributions from both established and new voices in international disability studies outlining their own visions for the future of the field.