RDS Volume 14, No. 4

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    Dissertation & Abstracts v14i4
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Erlen, Jonathon ; Conway, Megan
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    Inclusive Economic Strategy For People With Disabilities: Proactive Management, Organizational Change: A Reasoned Approach to Disability
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Kerroumi, Bachir
    The answers to the problem of employment of people with a disability in businesses have often focused on social issues. However, the context which determines the inclusion process mainly depends on project management within organizations. Our purpose is the analysis of favorable factors in management strategies and approaches to people with disabilities.
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    Stories Our Bodies Tell: The Phenomenology of Anecdotes, Comings Out, and Embodied Autoethnographies
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Greenberg, Slava
    The essay seeks to explore body-focused phenomenological writing in disability studies and film theory throughout publically shared anecdotes, coming-out narratives, and embodied autoethnographies. Through the author’s own bodily experiences in academia, particularly writing, attending conferenced, and teaching, Greenberg bridges the gaps between the disciplines through an embodied autoethnographic phenomenological methodology inspired by film scholar Vivian Sobchack.
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    On Dance and Aging: An Interview with Berlin-Based Researcher-Dancer Susanne Martin
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Raphael, Raphael
    In this interview with Susanne Martin , she considers ways in which she combines her artistic practice as dancer with her theoretical research to better understand aging and dance.
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    Parents With and Without Disabilities: Demographics, Material Hardship, and Program Participation
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Sonik, Rajan Anthony ; Parish, Susan L ; Mitra, Monika ; Nicholson, Joanne
    To compare demographics, material hardship, and public benefit program participation among parents with and without disabilities, we analyzed data from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation. Households led by parents with disabilities were significantly more likely to experience hardships despite also being more likely to receive public benefits.
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    Aversive Ableism: Modern Prejudice Towards Disabled People
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Friedman, Carli
    The aim of this study was to examine the patterns of explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) disability prejudice. The majority of participants were implicitly prejudiced against disabled people despite having low explicit prejudice. This pattern is in alignment with aversive ableism – disability prejudice was present among those who meant well.
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    Can We Say They are Also Beautiful? Disability is Not a Curse
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Ahmad, Mahtab
    Throughout the world negative connotations and scapegoating of individuals with disabilities is far too common. The purpose of this article is to examine the history that shows how persons with disabilities are viewed, and ends with suggestions on how to improve this perception in countries where these productive citizens may not be fully valued. A critical review was conducted by dividing the definition of disability into five different perspectives (historical, religious and theological, legal, socio-cultural, and developmental), and concludes that when viewed through an international lens, traditional dogmas continue to exist. The belief that disabilities are ‘divine punishments’, and any subsequent miseries related to the disability are attributed to misdeeds from a past life. Beliefs that foster this negative perception support mistreatment and allow for the continuation of unfounded negative stereotypes. Understanding and exploring these beliefs is considered the first step in changing these negative perceptions.
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    Disability Policy and Wheelchair Users’ Accessibility in Jordan
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Mulazadeh, Mohammad Ali ; Alharbi, Talal Soliman
    The main purpose of this article was to evaluate wheelchair users’ access to public buildings in Jordan. The key assumption was that accessibility to public buildings in Jordan did not meet the needs of wheelchair users. Field observation method was applied using the accessibility checklist of Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) as a tool to collect data from a randomly selected sample of 30 buildings in Amman city. Quantitative analysis was used and results show that the average level of accessibility compliance of the surveyed buildings was too low (23%) to meet the needs of wheelchair users. The study concluded that little progress has actually been achieved in terms of environmental accessibility, which implies that Jordan’s disability policy was not successful in creating accessible environments in which wheelchair users’ equal rights of access to education, employment and basic services is guaranteed. The conclusion also sends a clear message to professionals and decision makers that despite the existence of disability legislation, wheelchair users are still facing physical and social barriers that prohibit their access to public buildings. In other words, law without recognition of the rights of people with disabilities tends to become ineffective.
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    An Entry for the Irish Sporting Pages: Remember Susan O’Hara
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Conway, Megan
    Editorial honoring mentors like the late Susan O'Hara.
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    Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal Volume 14 Issue 4
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal