Volume 12 Issue 3
Disability & Aging: International Perspectives
Dr. Aubrecht & Dr. Krawchenko, Guest Editors
Population aging is taking place in nearly all countries across the globe. Within current research and policy, the relationship between disability and aging is often oversimplified and underdeveloped. Disability is assumed to be a product of unsuccessful aging, and aging as an obstacle to living well with a disability.
This special issue of The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) features eight original articles that analyze how disability and aging appear within research and policy in Canada, the United States, Australia and Switzerland. The articles in this international collection use interdisciplinary perspectives to explore the relationship between disability and aging in its complexity. They expose and challenge age and disability related myths and misconceptions and reconsider why global population matters.
Volume 12 Issue 3 | Table of ContentsEditorial
Old and Disabled - Disabled and Old
Megan Conway, PhD, Associate Editor for Research and Essays
Disability and Aging: International Perspectives
Katie Aubrecht, PhD, Forum Editor, Tamara, PhD, Author
Aging and Disability: The Paradoxical Positions of the Chronological Life Course
Amanda Grenier, Meredith Griffin, Colleen McGrath
Securing Personal Input From Individuals Aging with Intellectual Disability: Do Differing Methodologies Produce Equivalent Information?
Stuart Wark, Miranda Cannon-Vanry, Marie Knox, Marie Pamenter, Rafat Hussain, Matthew Janicki, Chez Leggatt-Cook, Meaghan Edwards, Trevor Parmenter.
To Include or Not to Include Them? Realities, Challenges and Resistance to the Participation of People with Disabilities in Senior's Organizations
Emile Raymond and Nadine Lacroix
Compulsory Youthfulness: Intersections of Ableism and Ageism in "Successful Aging" Discourses
Hailee M. Gibbons
Coverage of Aging Well of Individuals Aging with a Disability in Canadian Newspapers: A Content Analysis
Gregor Wolbring and Bushra Abdullah
"My Body Feels Old": Seniors' Discursive Constructions of Aging-as-Disabling
Yvonne R. Teems
'No Longer Disabled' - Reflections on a Transitional Process Between Disability and Aging in Switzerland
The Becoming Subject of Dementia
Katie Aubrecht and Janice Keefe
Notes From the Field