Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Call for Papers: Disability and the Global South

Disability and the Global South (DGS)   is the first peer reviewed journal committed to publishing high quality work focused exclusively on all aspects of the disability experience in the global South. It provides an interdisciplinary platform prioritising material that is critical, challenging, and engaging from a range of epistemological perspectives and disciplines.

For the issue on Disability, Asylum and Migration, a call for papers has been launched.

This special issue aims to transcend disciplinary, epistemological, and other boundaries, inviting researchers, activists and practitioners to engage in critical debate around all aspects of the migration experience and disability, following journeys for asylum from global South to global North or within the global South. We are keen to hear from those in the global South, in particular empirical work that prioritises and renders visible these lives and voices, and that pushes for disability and migration as a key area of study and practice.

We encourage contributions exploring a range of themes including (not exclusively):
• Causes of forced migration among disabled people in the global South
• Experiences of disabled people during exodus and post-conflict/humanitarian contexts
• Intersections of disability, race, culture, poverty, gender and legal status in the migration process
• Asylum, disabled bodies, and (re)construction of disabled lives across borders
• Globalisation, neoliberalism and the role of the disabled migrant in contemporary imperialism
• Racism, xenophobia and the position of the disabled migrant
• Medicalisation and treatment in the West
• Disabled migrants in policy and practice: critical analyses
• Disabled migrants in resettlement
• Disability and migration in disciplines: reviews and approaches for inclusion (e.g. disability studies and migration studies)
• Disabled migrants, voice, and claims for social justice

Those wishing to submit an article, please email your full manuscript to both Shaun Grech (  and Maria Pisani ( . Please insert ‘Submission for Disability and Migration Special Issue’ in the subject line. Manuscripts will be sent anonymously for double peer review, and comments and recommendations relayed to authors through the editors.

Papers should be no more than 8000 words, with an abstract of 150-200words. Please follow the journal’s instructions on formatting prior to submission
Deadline for submission: 1st September 2013

Information provided by Maria Pisani, Integra Foundation Malta

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