Disability studies has made great strides in exploring power and the body. This series extends the interdisciplinary dialogue between disability studies and other fields by asking how disability studies can influence a particular field. It will show how a deep engagement with disability studies changes our understanding of the following fields: sociology, literary studies, gender studies, bioethics, social work, law, education, or history. This ground-breaking series identifies both the practical and theoretical implications of such an interdisciplinary dialogue and challenges people in disability studies as well as other disciplinary fields to critically reflect on their professional praxis in terms of theory, practice, and methods.
Series editor: Mark Sherry, The University of Toledo, USA
Accessibility Denied. Understanding Inaccessibility and Everyday Resistance to Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
Understanding Disability Throughout History Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Iceland from Settlement to 1936
International Disability Rights Advocacy Languages of Moral Knowledge and Institutional Critique
Dwarfism, Spatiality and Disabling Experiences
Women with Disabilities as Agents of Peace, Change and Rights Experiences from Sri Lanka
Disability and Citizenship Studies
Edited By Hanna Egard, Kristofer Hansson, David Wästerfors
November 10, 2021
This book explores the societal resistance to accessibility for persons with disabilities, and tries to set an example of how to study exclusion in a time when numerous policies promise inclusion. With 11 chapters organised in three parts, the book takes a comprehensive approach to accessibility, ...
Edited By Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir, James G. Rice
October 18, 2021
Understanding Disability Throughout History explores seldom-heard voices from the past by studying the hidden lives of disabled people before the concept of disability existed culturally, socially and administratively. The book focuses on Iceland from the Age of Settlement, traditionally ...
Edited By Michael S. Jeffress
August 20, 2021
Using sources from a wide variety of print and digital media, this book discusses the need for ample and healthy portrayals of disability and neurodiversity in the media, as the primary way that most people learn about conditions. It contains 13 newly written chapters drawing on representations of ...
By Alexis Padilla
July 29, 2021
This interdisciplinary volume links dis/ability and agency by exploring LatDisCrit’s theory and activist emancipatory practice. It uses the author’s experiential and analytical views as a blind brown Latinx engaged scholar and activist from the global south living and struggling in the highly ...
By Daniel Pateisky
March 23, 2021
This book provides insight into the globally interlinked disability rights community and its political efforts today. By analysing what disability rights activism contributes to a global power apparatus of disability-related knowledge, it demonstrates how disability advocacy influences the way we ...
By Erin Pritchard
November 30, 2020
This book provides an in-depth analysis of the social and spatial experiences of people with dwarfism, an impairment that results in a person being no taller than 4' 10". This book engages with the concept that dwarfism’s most prominent feature – body size and shape – can form the basis of social ...
Edited By Karen Soldatic, Dinesha Samararatne
October 30, 2020
Drawing on rich empirical work emerging from core conflict regions within the island nation of Sri Lanka, this book illustrates the critical role that women with disabilities play in post-armed conflict rebuilding and development. This pathbreaking book shows the critical role that women with ...
By Marie Sépulchre
September 25, 2020
Focusing on the case of disability, this book examines what happens when previously marginalised individuals obtain the legal recognition of their equal citizenship rights but cannot fully enjoy these rights because of structural inequality. Bringing together disability and citizenship studies, it...
Edited By Chalotte Glintborg, Manuel L. de la Mata
September 01, 2020
This book investigates how being diagnosed with various disabilities impacts on identity. Once diagnosed with a disability, there is a risk that this label can become the primary status both for the person diagnosed as well as for their family. This reification of the diagnosis can be oppressive ...
By Ryan Thorneycroft
July 27, 2020
Drawing upon vivid and harrowing life history narratives of people labelled intellectually disabled, this book examines the ways in which disabled subjects are constituted, regulated, governed, and violated through an account of abjection. Extending interdisciplinary dialogues and approaches, it ...
Edited By Hisayo Katsui, Shuaib Chalklen
July 15, 2020
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has facilitated the understanding that disability is both a human rights and development issue. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the focus on disability inclusion has become increasingly important in the ...
By Harriet Cooper
April 07, 2020
This book examines the relationship between contemporary cultural representations of disabled children on the one hand, and disability as a personal experience of internalised oppression on the other. In focalising this debate through an exploration of the politically and emotionally charged figure...