The Canadian Geographer

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 4, Winter

Challenging Geographies of Ableness: Celebrating How Far We've Come and What's Left to Be Done
As we write this introduction, it is 'Canada Day', a collective celebration of our country's history and accomplishments. It is a brief moment of coming together, to celebrate the good things this country has done and what many of us believe in and...
Community-Based Cooperative Ventures for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
********** The lives and landscapes of people with intellectual disabilities changed dramatically over the last three decades of the twentieth century. A large number are no longer warehoused in asylums stuck away in rural settings (Radford and...
Disabilities, Gender and Employment: Social Exclusion, Employment Equity and Canadian Banking (1)
********** At present, the track record for ensuring equity for persons with disabilities, much less those with psychiatric disabilities, is far from shining. According to the 2001 Employment Equity Report, persons with disabilities...
Enhancing Spatial Learning and Mobility Training of Visually Impaired People-A Technical Paper on the Internet-Based Tactile and Audio-Tactile Mapping
Introduction While we do not know a great deal about how the blind perceive space, we do know that blind people know less about geospatial configuration and the location of objects in space than do sighted people, as this knowledge is generally...
Environment, Race and Nation Reconsidered: Reflections on Aboriginal Land Claims in Canada
********** It is appropriate to recall the work of Griffith Taylor, one of the founders of geography as an academic discipline in Canada, on this 50th Anniversary meeting of the CAG. Although his books were no longer standard course texts 40 years...
'It Feels like Being Deaf Is Normal': An Exploration into the Complexities of Defining D/deafness and Young D/deaf People's Identities
Introduction In this article we discuss the tensions between the definitions and meanings of Deafness/deafness and disability. We consider the significant academic discourses about the construction of Deafness/deafness. There follows a section in...
Narrating Intersections of Gender and Dwarfism in Everyday Spaces
Introduction Feminist researchers have focused attention upon the discursive identities of women in a variety of contexts (Rose 1993, 1999; Valentine 1993; Pratt and Hanson 1994; Moss and Dyck 1996; Longhurst 1997; Blunt and Wills 2000). An important...
Rediscovering Place: Experiences of a Quadriplegic Anthropologist
********** Field research by anthropologists, geographers and sociologists, is both a methodology and a craft, and the boundary between art and science is not always finely drawn. This article deals with this ambiguity by focusing on fieldwork in...
Road-Kill on the Information Highway: Repetitive Strain Injury in the Academy
Introduction In an early interrogation of geographic information systems (GIS) in geography, Pickles (1993) and Sheppard (1993) criticised the positivist assumptions of most automated geographies. Pickles (cf. Haraway 1991) questioned the impacts...
Thinking about Environment: Incorporating Geographies of Disability into Rehabilitation Science
One of the health sciences that attempts to strike a path for its professional practice outside the limitations of biomedical discourse is occupational therapy. The biomedical framework is found to be inadequate in dealing with many aspects of chronic...
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