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Interdisciplinary Disability Studies


About the Series

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)

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Disability and Postsocialism

Disability and Postsocialism

1st Edition

By Teodor Mladenov
May 21, 2019

In the decades following the collapse of state socialism at the end of 1980s, disabled people in Central and Eastern Europe endured economic marginalisation, cultural devaluation and political disempowerment. Some of the mechanisms producing these injustices were inherited from state socialism, ...

Child Pain, Migraine, and Invisible Disability

Child Pain, Migraine, and Invisible Disability

1st Edition

By Susan Honeyman
April 15, 2019

In the twenty-first century there is increasing global recognition of pain relief as a basic human right. However, as Susan Honeyman argues in this new take on child pain and invisible disability, such a belief has historically been driven by adult, ideological needs, whereas the needs of children ...

Disability and Rurality Identity, Gender and Belonging

Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging

1st Edition

Edited By Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson
January 23, 2019

This is the first book to explore how far disability challenges dominant understandings of rurality, identity, gender and belonging within the rural literature. The book focuses particularly on the ways disabled people give, and are given, meaning and value in relation to ethical rural ...

Disability, Society and Assistive Technology

Disability, Society and Assistive Technology

1st Edition

By Bodil Ravneberg, Sylvia Söderström
January 23, 2019

The provision of assistive technology is an important individual and collective service of the welfare state. The state plays a significant role towards linking users and products, and the matching of devices and users is both a science and an art. However, many people feel it is stigmatising to ...

Pedagogy, Disability and Communication Applying Disability Studies in the Classroom

Pedagogy, Disability and Communication: Applying Disability Studies in the Classroom

1st Edition

Edited By Michael S. Jeffress
January 23, 2019

Research has long substantiated the fact that living with a disability creates significant and complex challenges to identity negotiation, the practice of communication, and the development of interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, individuals without disabilities often lack the knowledge and ...

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability Looking Towards the Future: Volume 2

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability: Looking Towards the Future: Volume 2

1st Edition

Edited By Katie Ellis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Mike Kent, Rachel Robertson
December 13, 2018

How can a deep engagement with disability studies change our understanding of sociology, literary studies, gender studies, aesthetics, bioethics, social work, law, education, or history? Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability (the companion volume to Manifestos for the Future of Critical ...

Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies Volume 1

Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies: Volume 1

1st Edition

Edited By Katie Ellis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Mike Kent, Rachel Robertson
October 12, 2018

This collection identifies the key tensions and conflicts being debated within the field of critical disability studies and provides both an outline of the field in its current form and offers manifestos for its future direction. Traversing a number of disciplines from science and technology ...

Film, Comedy, and Disability Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

Film, Comedy, and Disability: Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

1st Edition

By Alison Wilde
August 06, 2018

Comedy and humour have frequently played a key role in disabled people’s lives, for better or for worse. Comedy has also played a crucial part in constructing cultural representations of disability and impairments, contributing to the formation and maintenance of cultural attitudes towards ...

Disability and Neoliberal State Formations

Disability and Neoliberal State Formations

1st Edition

By Karen Soldatic
August 06, 2018

Disability and Neoliberal State Formations explores the trajectory of neoliberalism in Australia and its impact on the lives of Australians living with disability, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It examines the emergence, intensification and normalisation of neoliberalism ...

Disability and Music Performance

Disability and Music Performance

1st Edition

By Alejandro Alberto Téllez Vargas
June 04, 2018

Disability and Music Performance examines discriminatory social practices in music conservatoria, orchestras, music festivals and music competitions, which limit disabled people’s access to music performance at a professional level. Of particular interest are the disabling barriers that musicians ...

Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life Course Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches

Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life Course: Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Sonali Shah, Caroline Bradbury-Jones
May 10, 2018

This is the first book to explore the interplay of disability, gender and violence over the life course from researcher, practitioner and survivor perspectives. It gives due weight to the accounts of disabled children and adults who have survived institutional or individual violence, evidencing ...

International Perspectives on Teaching with Disability Overcoming Obstacles and Enriching Lives

International Perspectives on Teaching with Disability: Overcoming Obstacles and Enriching Lives

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Jeffress
March 26, 2018

Efforts to reduce discrimination and increase diversity on campuses, coupled with shrinking budgets causing administrators to devote more resources toward recruiting and retaining students with disabilities, are fuelling an explosion of research in the area of inclusive education. An important ...

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