518. Age and/as Disability
Sunday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago D, Chicago Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Erin Lamb, Hiram Coll.
Speakers: Michael Bérubé, Penn State Univ., University Park; Lennard J. Davis, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Jane Gallop, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Ruediger P. Kunow, Univ. of Potsdam; Kathleen Woodward, Univ. of Washington, Seattle
Disability studies and aging studies share fundamental approaches, yet theorists in these fields rarely converse, interventions to mitigate ableism and ageism rarely coincide, and our cultural narratives typically dichotomize: old age is de facto disability, or aging well a triumphant repudiation of disability. This roundtable provides for much-needed conversation among experts in these fields.
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