The latest version of the DSM, the American Psychiatric Profession’s official guide, was released this May, to a chorus of controversy. Is the manual a ruse for Big Pharma, promoting the medicalization of benign human variation? Or does it provide necessary validation to individuals who genuinely suffer from psychiatric disabilities? Moving beyond a Good DSM/Bad DSM dichotomy, the essays in DSM-CRIP present a broad diversity of reactions, issuing from a range of crip and feminist perspectives, to the complex questions raised by the DSM5. Editors: Merri Lisa Johnson and Anna Mollow.
Education outside of the traditional classroom is on the rise. Again. New non-traditional learning scenarios are emerging in many academic disciplines, spurred on by DIY culture, a tidal wave of student debt, and changes in technology. These texts document the actions and intentions of the educators, artists, scholars, organizers and activists from 13 projects and programs. Prepared for a two-part workshop and colloquium in April 2013, this dossier will be the foundation for a year long seminar series at the CUNY Graduate Center.