An edited book, entitled “Disability and Media – African perspectives”, is in the works and open for chapter proposals. It is being edited by Mike Kent, of Curtin University, Tafadzwa Rugoho, of both Kwa Zulu Natal University and Great Zimbabwe University, and Phillipa Mutswanga, of Zimbabwe Open University.
The editors are interested in the “intersection of media studies and disability studies”. The editors have provided a (non-exhaustive) list of topic suggestions, which includes themes such as:
- Representation in media of disability and Africa
- Case studies on particular countries
- Case studies from particular disability communities
- Media ethics and disability
- Ableism in Media
- Disability and the media: historical perspectives
Chapter abstracts should be submitted by the 1st of March 2018. Acceptees will be notified by the end of March, and full chapters (of approximately 6 000 words) are due by the end of June.
The full call for papers is available on Mike Kent’s personal website.