This message was posted this week on the H-Disability network page. You can contact Kate by clicking on her name at the bottom of the post: I'm posting for a colleague, whose MA student is beginning research on children, disability and British/American literature. I've already suggested The Secret Garden, and would be grateful for the link or ref for a recent journal special issue or book of essays on this subject. I'm sure I saw announcements about such a thing in the last 2 months, but cannot find it on online searches. Many thanks, Kate Macdonald. … [Read more...] about Children and disability
As part of our 'interview' series with people in the Critical Physiotherapy Network, I asked Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann some questions about her approach to physiotherapy, research and life in general. Tobba is the Head of the Masters programme in Community Work at Bergen University College in Bergen, Norway. Your thesis ‘(En)gendering body politics: Physiotherapy as a window on health and illness’ explored your interest in contemporary social theory and critical hermeneutics and talks about physiotherapy as a precarious social encounter (see link to thesis here). Can you talk more about where your interest in these subjects comes from and how your background has influenced your … [Read more...] about Interview with Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann
In May 2013, scholars from around the world gathered in Montreal for Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Society. The international conference, hosted by the Mobile Media Lab (MML) in the Communication Studies department at Concordia University, brought together researchers, artists, community organizers, activists and students concerned with issues, questions and articulations connected to what Mimi Sheller and John Urry (2006) have coined, the “new mobilities” paradigm. This paradigm has been described as a turn within humanities and social science research. It focuses on contemporary social, cultural, spatial, and technological practices within an increasingly … [Read more...] about What is Mobilities (WiM)?
Can I point your attention to this piece by Roger Kerry, a member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network. Roger has been working in and around the field of evidence-based practice for a number of years and this post summarises beautifully his critical approach to EBP. … [Read more...] about Evidence-based physiotherapy by Roger Kerry
Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post. Because this is the last of the 30 Days of September posts, it makes sense to go out with a bang! So I'm suggesting that we organise an annual day of celebration of all things critical. We would put aside a day each year - logically, if somewhat predictably the 30th September - and have a series of themed events that would try to raise the awareness of the physio community for the work that we've done in … [Read more...] about Idea 30: Establish annual critical physiotherapy day (2 mins)
Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post. This comes from Richard Horwood...one of our New Zealand members: Given the diverse geographical locations and backgrounds of the group, and therefore the 'differences' culturally, it might it be worth the organising committee looking at filtering members into 'learning families' (a few each from here and there) to help break down some of the barriers to 'productive' thought. It would be easier to share … [Read more...] about Idea 29: Create learning families (2 mins)
Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post. Quite a lot of people in the network are email users. Some are avid Twitter and Facebook users. Some even have their own web pages and blog on a regular basis. But most don't, and for many the idea of collaborating with others through hypermedia is a cause for real anxiety. I had one person in the Network write to me to say that they rarely used email or the Internet, and so probably wouldn't be able … [Read more...] about Idea 28: Provide training in social networking (2 mins)