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.
International Editor: Karen Soldatić
Founding Editor: Mark Sherry (2010-2021)
Dis/ability in Media, Law and History Intersectional, Embodied AND Socially Constructed?
Chronic Pain, BDSM and Crip Time
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
Disability, Intersectional Agency, and Latinx Identity Theorizing LatDisCrit Counterstories
By Hisayo Katsui, Matti T. Laitinen
March 26, 2024
This book looks at disability as an evolving social phenomenon. Disability is created through the interaction between persons with impairments and their environment. Exploring these experiences of persons with disabilities and discussing universality and particularity in our understanding of ...
By Micky Lee, Frank Rudy Cooper, Patricia Reeve
January 29, 2024
This book explores how being "disabled" originates in the physical world, social representations and rules, and historical power relations—the interplay of which render bodies "normal" or not. Do parking signs that represent people in wheelchairs as self-propelling influence how we view dis/...
By Oliver Mutanga
November 03, 2023
This book uses Ubuntu philosophy to illuminate the voices of people with disabilities from Sub-Saharan Africa. Disability literature is largely dominated by scholars and studies from the Global North, and these studies are largely informed by Global North theories and concepts. Although disability ...
By Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie
September 25, 2023
This volume analyzes representations of disability in art from antiquity to the twenty-first century, incorporating disability studies scholarship and art historical research and methodology. This book brings these two strands together to provide a comprehensive overview of the intersections ...
By Emma Sheppard
July 14, 2023
This book is a critical disability studies examination of the lived experience of chronic pain, engaging with and making a significant contribution to crip theory and the concept of ‘crip time’. Exploring experiences of pain and fatigue for people who live with chronic pain and based on narratives ...
By Inger Marie Lid, Edward Steinfeld, Michael Rembis
June 23, 2023
This book examines the role of disability in the right to political and social participation, an act of citizenship that many disabled people do not enjoy. The disability rights movement does not accept the use of disability to create limits on citizenship, which poses challenges for contemporary ...
By Hanna Egard, Kristofer Hansson, David Wästerfors
May 31, 2023
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 12 chapters organised in three parts, the book takes a comprehensive approach to accessibility, ...
By Michael S. Jeffress
May 31, 2023
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 Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir, James G. Rice
May 31, 2023
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 ...
By Alexis Padilla
January 09, 2023
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 Radu Harald Dinu, Staffan Bengtsson
December 30, 2022
This volume puts disability and labour at the centre of historical enquiry. It offers fresh perspectives on the history of disability and labour in the twentieth century and highlights the need to address the topic beyond regional boundaries. Bringing together historians and disability scholars ...
By Daniel Pateisky
September 26, 2022
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 ...