This message comes from CPN members Barbara Gibson and Jenny Setchell – co-editors of the new Critical Research and Perspectives section of the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation.
For those of you who don’t know the journal, it is an online, open access, no fee, multimedia platform for research, scholarship, art, literature, and narrative that bring the perspectives of the humanities and social sciences to all things rehabilitation.
The Critical section is devoted to research and ‘perspectives’ that draw on critical theoretical approaches (broadly defined) to interrogate rehabilitation. Papers that apply a Critical Disability Studies lens to rehabilitation are welcomed.
The journal is a great place to publish critical papers that may be less welcome in traditional biomedical journals, and the online format means submission to publications times are quick! Student papers are also welcome and encouraged.
We are currently seeking submissions by November 1, 2018, for publication in the Spring 2019 issue.
More details can be found in the announcement below.
Call for papers – Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation – Critical Section
The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation’s new section, Critical Research and Perspectives is dedicated to publishing papers and other works that employ critical perspectives on rehabilitation. The creation of this focused section of JHR presents an exciting opportunity to showcase rigorous critical rehabilitation research and scholarship. See the full call for papers here.
We seek submissions that explore the application of critical, post-structural, or postmodern theories (broadly defined) to advance understandings of rehabilitation—including original research, think pieces, and theoretical discussions of the philosophical basis of rehabilitation practices, education, and/or research. Submissions are welcome that experiment with form or content and/or include collaborators from the humanities and other diverse disciplines. All submissions should have a clear link to rehabilitation, including the implications for education, practice, and/or research.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
* Rehabilitation’s approaches to alterity and otherness, abnormality, deviance, difference, and disability
* Post-colonial, Indigenous, feminist, queer, and/or other research and scholarship addressing power asymmetries inherent in rehabilitation practice
* Problematisations of the philosophical underpinnings of rehabilitation, its logics, and its core concepts and practices such as client-centered care, independence, and evidence-based practice
* Genealogies of rehabilitation practices
* Creative/critical approaches to research and knowledge production
* Critical explorations of the body and embodiment in health and rehabilitation
* New materialist critiques of humanism and the implications for rehabilitation
* Critical pedagogies and their application to the education of rehabilitation professionals
* Investigations of stigma and other harmful but hidden effects of practice-as-usual
* Critical/postmodern approaches to rehabilitation ethics
* Inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives on rehabilitation, particularly from diverse disciplines uncommon in mainstream rehabilitation scholarship/practice, including disability studies, anthropology, the arts, cultural studies, critical theory, education, geography, historiography, linguistics, philosophy, politics, and sociology
We encourage contributors around the world to provide a critical perspective on current rehabilitation practices, policy, education and/or research and submit their work to JHR. See here for more information.