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  1.  2
    Representation Matters: Race, Gender, Class, and Intersectional Representations of Autistic and Disabled Characters on Television.John Aspler, Kelly D. Harding & M. Ariel Cascio - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):323-348.
    Media reflect and affect social understandings, beliefs, and values on many topics, including the lives of autistic and disabled people. Media analysis has garnered attention in the field of disability studies, which some scholars and activists consider a promising approach to discussing the experiences of – and for promoting social justice for – autistic people, who remain underrepresented on scripted television. Additionally, existing portrayals often rely on stereotyped representations of disabled individuals as objects of pity, objects of inspiration, or villains. (...)
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    The Precarious Lives of Syrians: Migration, Citizenship, and Temporary Protection in Turkey.Tanya Basok - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):531-533.
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    Onstage and Behind the Scenes: Autistic Performance and Advocacy.Miranda Brady - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):429-446.
    For many autistic performers in arts and entertainment, the stage can be an important site of self-advocacy and creative expression. Whereas everyday social interactions may be unpredictable, being onstage can allow autistic performers to work from a script and anticipate audience responses. This article explores the affordances and challenges of performance for young autistic adults in Canada through interviews with four autistic performers. While solo performance was the focus, participants discussed the creative employment of diverse media platforms, from the stage (...)
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  4. AutismMediaSocial Justice.Miranda J. Brady, Kelly Fritsch, Margaret Janse van Rensburg & Kennedy L. Ryan - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):300-307.
  5. A Conversation with Comics Not Otherwise Specified (CNOS).Miranda J. Brady, Kennedy L. Ryan, Margaret Janse Van Rensburg, Kelly Fritsch & Comics Not Otherwise Specified - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):498-517.
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    Acceptance V. Inclusion: Reframing the Approach to Helping Individuals with Disabilities in Social Settings.River Christie-White - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):496-497.
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  7. An Autistic Letter to a Neurotypical Friend.Elsbeth Dodman - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):474-477.
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    #ActuallyAutistic: Using Twitter to Construct Individual and Collective Identity Narratives.Justine Egner - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):349-369.
    Employing Critical Autism Studies and Narrative Analysis, this project examines how autistic Twitter users engage in narrative meaning-making through social media. By analyzing the hashtags #ActuallyAutistic and #AskingAutistics this project broadly explores how individuals construct identity when lacking access to positive representations and identity communities. Answering the research question, “How do autistic people construct individual and collective identity narratives through Twitter?,” findings indicate that autistic Twitter users use their social media presence to build virtual learning communities. Common knowledge about autism (...)
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  9. Where Are All the Autistic Parents? A Thematic Analysis of Autistic Parenting Discourse Within the Narrative of Parenting and Autism in Online Media.Jessy Erin Fletcher-Randle - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):389-406.
    Although content related to parenting Autistic children is common in online media, little attention is paid to the experiences of Autistic parents. There is a growing trend of parents receiving autism diagnoses after their children are diagnosed, yet a basic Google search on “parents” and “autism” reveals myriad data on the experiences of parents of Autistic children and little on experiences of Autistic parents. A systematic online search, augmented with a “crowd-sourcing” request to online parent support groups, identified only 15 (...)
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  10. Rejection or Celebration? Autistic Representation in Sitcom Television.Baden Gaeke-Franz - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):308-322.
    In recent years, autistic-coded characters have become a common staple in sitcoms. This paper will examine depictions of autistic-coded characters in two such sitcoms: CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, and NBC’s Community. Sheldon on Big Bang is stereotyped and mistreated by his friends, while Abed on Community challenges stereotypes and is beloved. The different treatment of autistic characters stems from the responses of the shows’ writers to the fear of accidentally misrepresenting autism, with the crew of Big Bang choosing to (...)
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    Representations of Autism in Ontario Newsroom: A Critical Content Analysis of Online Government Press Releases, Media Advisories, and Bulletins.Margaret G. Janse van Rensburg - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):407-428.
    In Ontario, Canada, autism has become widely politicized. In the last 20 years, instances of personal and organizational advocacy developed into wider-scale policy and programs. Government press releases indicate Ontario’s developing response to autism as a social policy issue, while reflecting societal perceptions and priorities surrounding autism. Informed by Critical Disability Studies and Critical Autism Studies, this article uses a content analysis to explore the manifest and latent priorities of Ontario’s provincial government displayed in press releases between 2001-2019 accessed through (...)
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  12. Words, Thoughts, Actions, and Congruence in Autistic Social Justice.Kate Keto - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):478-485.
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    Divided Communities and Absent Voices: The Search for Autistic BIPOC Parent Blogs.Bridget Liang - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):447-469.
    Both autistic adults and families of autistic children rely heavily on blogs and other digital platforms to create community and gain experiential knowledge about autism, but research on autism blogs has failed to distinguish between the perspectives of autistic adults and neurotypical parent bloggers. Furthermore, intersections in the experiences of BIPOC autistics are rarely examined. Using a content analysis with a feminist Critical Disability Studies lens, I explore six autism parent blogs from diverse demographics: a white neurotypical father, a white (...)
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    Imagining a Neuroqueer Technoscience.Jessica Sage Rauchberg - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):370-388.
    The rise of mobile communication applications and technologies presents promising therapeutic and accessibility-related interventions for neurodivergent users. However, top-down approaches in human-computer interaction research often prioritize the needs and goals of allistic and neurotypical researchers and secondary stakeholders in media creation. Furthermore, media technologies are created with a one-size-fits-all approach, with the intent of rehabilitating or curing neurodivergent ways of being. This article imagines neuroqueer technoscience as an extension of crip technoscience that amplifies new styles of relationality, self-expression, and communication (...)
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    Stim, Like, and Subscribe: Autistic Children and Family YouTube Channels.Kennedy Laborde Ryan - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):470-473.
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  16. The Grinch 2.Sara Sobey - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):486-495.
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    The Jungle: From Refugee Camp to Theatre Space.Lorna Vassiliades - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (2):518-530.
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    A COVID-19 State of Exception and the Bordering of Canada’s Immigration System: Assessing the Uneven Impacts on Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrant Workers.Zainab Abu Alrob & John Shields - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):54-77.
    Responses to COVID-19 have been characterized by rapid border closures that have transformed the pandemic from a crisis of health to a crisis of mobility. While Canada was quick to implement border restrictions for non-citizens like refugees and asylum seekers, exemptions were made for some migrant groups like temporary workers. The pandemic marked a departure from who is considered worthy of admission to Canada. In fact, the border through restricted and securitized measures has filtered desirable versus non-desirable migrants, creating a (...)
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    Toll of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Primary Caregiver in Yazidi Refugee Families in Canada: A Feminist Refugee Epistemological Analysis.Pallavi Banerjee, Soulit Chacko & Souzan Korsha - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):33-53.
    Existing discourse on refugee resettlement in the West is rife with imperialist and neoliberal allusions. Materially, this discourse assumes refugees as passive recipients of resettlement programs in the host country denying them their subjectivities. Given the amplification of all social and economic inequities during the pandemic, our paper explores how Canada's response to the pandemic vis-a-vis refugees impacted the everyday of Yazidis in Calgary - a recently arrived refugee group who survived the most horrific genocidal atrocities of our times. Based (...)
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    Towards a More Just Canadian Education-Migration System: International Student Mobility in Crisis.Lisa Ruth Brunner - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):78-102.
    Education-migration, or the multi-step recruitment and retention of international students as immigrants, is an increasingly important component of both higher education and so-called highly-skilled migration. This is particularly true in Canada, a country portrayed as a model for highly-skilled migration and supportive of international student mobility. However, education-migration remains under-analyzed from a social justice perspective. Using a mobility justice framework, this paper considers COVID-19’s impact on Canada’s education-migration system at four scales: individuals, education institutions, state immigration regimes, and planetary geoecologies. (...)
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    Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.Alison Canaras - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):291-293.
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    Documentation Status Socialization as an Ethnic-Racial Socialization Dimension: Incorporating the Experience of Mixed-Status Latinx Families.Fernanda Cross - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):264-279.
    Ethnic-racial socialization serves as a protective factor in the development of minority children. However, few studies have focused on mixed-status Latinx families to include the broad expression of their ethnic-racial socialization practices centering on their immigration experiences as they teach their children the risks and restrictions of having undocumented status. These parents adapt their ERS in accordance with their experiences of stress, fear, and discrimination, all of which shape the type and frequency of their socialization messages. Through documentation status socialization, (...)
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  23. Unravelling Discourses on COVID-19, South Asians and Punjabi Canadians.Tania Das Gupta & Sugandha Nagpal - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):103-122.
    This article uses critical discourse analysis to examine how the higher COVID-19 infection rates among South Asians in general, and Punjabis more specifically, have been represented by conservative politicians and their representatives as a consequence of cultural and religious practices. Two counter-narratives are discussed. The first substitutes the negative image of the Sikh Punjabi Canadian community with a celebratory and positive view of Sikh humanitarianism and community service. The second attributes the high numbers to class attributes such as precarious jobs, (...)
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  24. Borders, Boundaries, and the Impact of COVID-19 on Immigration to Canada.Leah K. Hamilton, Victoria M. Esses & Margaret Walton-Roberts - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):1-8.
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  25. Reflections on Advancing Racial Justice in Diversity and Inclusion.Maileen Hamto - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):280-290.
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    Polygamy, State Racism, and the Return of Barbarism: The Coloniality of Evolutionary Psychology.Suzanne Lenon - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):143-161.
    This article examines the race-thinking and colonial reasoning circulating in two recent developments in Canadian law with respect to polygamous marriage: the Polygamy Reference that upheld the Criminal Code provision on polygamy and the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. This legislation introduced changes to Canada’s immigration regulations, which include the practice of polygamy as a basis for refusing foreign applicants and deporting foreign nationals. I address how insights from the field of evolutionary psychology were applied in the Polygamy (...)
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    The Mystery of National Identity of Chinese International Students Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Western Neo-Racism and Chinese Nationalism.Fei Long - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):162-181.
    The research aims to explore the changes of national identity among Chinese international students in the odd social context of the global pandemic. By conducting semi-structured interviews with 10 Chinese undergraduate and postgraduate students in a prestigious university located in London, UK, the study provides evidence of Western neo-racism against Chinese students and the rise of Chinese nationalism. More significantly, it is found that Western neo-racism and Chinese nationalism have a push and pull effect on the national identity enhancement of (...)
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    Socio-Structural Injustice, Racism, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Precarious Entanglement Among Black Immigrants in Canada.Joseph Mensah & Christopher J. Williams - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):123-142.
    As several commentators and researchers have noted since late spring 2020, COVID-19 has laid bare the connections between entrenched structurally generated inequalities on one hand, and on the other hand relatively high degrees of susceptibility to contracting COVID-19 on the part of economically marginalized population segments. Far from running along the tracks of race neutrality, studies have demonstrated that the pandemic is affecting Black people more than Whites in the U.S.A. and U.K., where reliable racially-disaggregated data are available. While the (...)
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    Settler Colonial Socialization in Public Sector Work: Moving From Privilege to Complicity.Nisha Nath & Willow Samara Allen - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):200-226.
    In this piece, we ask, what are the risks of a pedagogy and politics that begins and ends with privilege? What does it mean to declare privilege when embedded in institutions of the settler colonial state? These questions are raised through an ongoing project where we interview provincial public sector workers on Treaty 6, 7 and 8 and Coast Salish Territories about their implications in settler colonialism through public sector work. In the project, we articulate the interdisciplinary framework of settler (...)
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    Syrian Refugees’ Experiences of the Pandemic in Canada: Barriers to Integration and Just Solutions.Fawziah Rabiah-Mohammed, Leah K. Hamilton, Abe Oudshoorn, Mohammad Bakhash, Rima Tarraf, Eman Arnout, Cindy Brown, Sarah Benbow, Sagida Elnihum, Mohammed El Hazzouri, Victoria M. Esses & Luc Theriault - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):9-32.
    Research has shown high levels of housing precarity among government-assisted refugees connected to difficult housing markets, limited social benefits, and other social and structural barriers to positive settlement. The COVID-19 pandemic has likely exacerbated this precarity. Research to date demonstrates the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for refugees and low-income households, including both health-related issues and economic challenges, that may exacerbate their ability to obtain affordable, suitable housing. In this context, we examined Syrian government-assisted refugees’ experiences during the pandemic, (...)
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    When Lay Knowledge is a Symptom: The Uses of Insight in Psychiatric Interventions.Marie-Pier Rivest - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):245-263.
    In psychiatry, the concept of “insight” commonly refers to a patient’s judgment that they have a mental illness and need clinical treatment. However, this concept has been criticized because it imposes psychiatric knowledge on the subjective experiences of mental illness and possible interventions. A significant body of literature is critical of mental health interventions; however, insight remains under-explored in this realm. This paper adds to critical analyses of insight by exploring how it is defined and deployed by mental health professionals (...)
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    Public Criminology and Media Debates Over Policing.Christopher Schneider - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):227-244.
    Public criminology is concerned with public understandings of crime and policing and public discussions of such matters by criminologists and allied social scientists. For the purposes of this paper, these professionals are individuals identified by journalists on the basis of academic credentials or university affiliation as those who can speak to crime matters. This qualitative study investigates media statements made by criminologists and allied social scientists following the 2020 murder of George Floyd with two questions in mind: How have they (...)
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    American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism.Terry Trowbridge - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):294-299.
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    Accounting for Justice: Citizen Public Debt Audits and the Case of Puerto Rico.Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy - 2022 - Studies in Social Justice 16 (1):182-199.
    A Citizen Public Debt Audit is an emancipatory praxis that can mobilize citizens to make legible public debt that has been accrued in their name. Ideally, it should hold creditors accountable for debt that is determined to be odious. This study examines the public debt crisis in Puerto Rico to illustrate the historically unjust circumstances under which public debt was accumulated on the island in the context of US federal taxation and economic policies. It explains how citizens are mobilizing via (...)
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