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Interdisciplinary Disability Studies


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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

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Dwarfism, Spatiality and Disabling Experiences

Dwarfism, Spatiality and Disabling Experiences

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Women with Disabilities as Agents of Peace, Change and Rights Experiences from Sri Lanka

Women with Disabilities as Agents of Peace, Change and Rights: Experiences from Sri Lanka

1st Edition

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 ...

Disability and Citizenship Studies

Disability and Citizenship Studies

1st Edition

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...

Identity Construction and Illness Narratives in Persons with Disabilities

Identity Construction and Illness Narratives in Persons with Disabilities

1st Edition

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 ...

Reimagining Disablist and Ableist Violence as Abjection

Reimagining Disablist and Ableist Violence as Abjection

1st Edition

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 ...

Disability, Globalization and Human Rights

Disability, Globalization and Human Rights

1st Edition

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 ...

Critical Disability Studies and the Disabled Child Unsettling Distinctions

Critical Disability Studies and the Disabled Child: Unsettling Distinctions

1st Edition

By Harriet Cooper
April 09, 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...

Sexual Citizenship and Disability Understanding Sexual Support in Policy, Practice and Theory

Sexual Citizenship and Disability: Understanding Sexual Support in Policy, Practice and Theory

1st Edition

By Julia Bahner
December 09, 2019

What does ‘sexual citizenship’ mean in practice for people with mobility impairments who may need professional support to engage in sexual activity? The book explores this subject through empirical investigation based on case studies conducted in four countries – Sweden, England, Australia and the ...

Disability Hate Speech Social, Cultural and Political Contexts

Disability Hate Speech: Social, Cultural and Political Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Sherry, Terje Olsen, Janikke Solstad Vedeler, John Eriksen
November 13, 2019

This book, the first to specifically focus on disability hate speech, explains what disability hate speech is, why it is important, what laws regulate it (both online and in person) and how it is different from other forms of hate. Unfortunately, disability is often ignored or overlooked in ...

A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity

A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity

1st Edition

By Jonathan Harvey
September 11, 2019

Inspired by the author’s personal experience of sustaining acquired brain injury (ABI), this path-breaking book explores the (re)construction of identity after ABI. It offers a way of understanding ABI through a social scientific lens, promoting an understanding that is generated through close ...

Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy Our Way

Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy: Our Way

1st Edition

Edited By Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson
August 29, 2019

This book explores the diverse ways in which disability activism and advocacy are experienced and practised by people with disabilities and their allies. Contributors to the book explore the very different strategies and campaigns they have used to have their demands for respect, dignity and rights...

Organizing the Blind The case of ONCE in Spain

Organizing the Blind: The case of ONCE in Spain

1st Edition

By Roberto Garvía
August 27, 2019

This book is a case study which narrates the history of the National Organization of the Spanish Blind (ONCE), established in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. Contrary to other affluent countries where most blind people live on welfare benefits, the Spanish blind enjoy full employment. ...

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