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Subject:

Call for Papers

From:

Elaine Gerber <[log in to unmask]>

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Elaine Gerber <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 01 Aug 2000 11:46:39 -0400

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In case people haven't already seen this...
(Sorry for such short notice.)
Elaine


***CALL FOR PAPERS***
Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York City,
27 February - 3 March 2001

"Putting EnAblement and Empowerment into the Geographies of Disabled Women's
Lives: Emerging Research Directions"

Organizers:
Emily C. Freeman, School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario Canada ([log in to unmask])

Vera Chouinard, School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

This session will explore various issues (such as health, illness,
well-being, etc.) of enAblement and empowerment for women who are disabled
from "hidden" disabilities or chronic illness. We hope to unsettle the
notions of disabled women's lives and examine the possibilities of
empowerment through place. The themes involved in this session include the
following:

-How chronically ill women are challenging disabled spaces of everyday life
-Political identity of "disabled" by chronically ill women
-Geographies of health and healing
-Geographies of women's health and experiences
-Women's experiences of medical and holistic health care practices
-Cultural representation of geographies of women's health and ill health
-Embodying disabled and enabled identities
-Soci-spatial processes of exclusion/inclusion of women with impaired bodies
-Struggles to assert chronic illness/disabled women's rights in the legal
system
-Living disablement in the global economic periphery
-"Classing" the bodies of disabled women
-Feminist geography approaches to illness and well-being
-Strategies for enabling women in urban/rural settings
-Sexual identity and places of disablement/enablement in women's health
-Socio-spatial productions of disabling/enabling environments
-Socio-spatial use of world-wide-web technologies by disabled women for
health and well-being

This session is being co-sponsored by the Disability and Space, Qualitative,
Medical, Socialist, and GPOW specialty groups of the AAG.

If you are interested in participating in this session (or if you have any
questions), please submit a title and abstract (250 words maximum) by 7
August 2000, via e-mail, to Emily C. Freeman, [log in to unmask]
International submissions are invited, as well as, interdisciplinary
research from related fields such as sociology, disability studies, health,
and rehabilitation sciences.  Additional information on the AAG conference
can be found at: www.aag.org/PDF/2001call.pdf


______________________________________
Emily C. Freeman, M.Sc. (Ph.D. Candidate)
McMaster University
School of Geography and Geology
McMaster Institute of Environment and Health
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M1
URL: http://members.xoom.com/nysc92
Phone: 905-528-4132
Fax: 905-546-0463
The Truth Is Out There.



Elaine Gerber, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate,
Policy Research and Program Evaluation
American Foundation for the Blind
phone:  (212) 502-7644



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