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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)

46 Series Titles

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Sport and the Female Disabled Body

Sport and the Female Disabled Body

1st Edition

By Elisabet Apelmo
January 22, 2018

This path-breaking book analyses the experiences of young sporting women with physical impairments. Taking phenomenology as a point of departure, Elisabet Apelmo explores how the young women handle living with a body which, on the one hand, is viewed as deviant – the disabled body – and on the ...

The Fantasy of Disability Images of Loss in Popular Culture

The Fantasy of Disability: Images of Loss in Popular Culture

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Preston
January 22, 2018

What are the unconscious fantasies circulating in representations of disability? What role do these fantasies play in defining the condition of disability? What can these fantasies teach us about human vulnerability writ large? The Fantasy of Disability explores how popular culture texts, such as ...

Communication, Sport and Disability The Case of Power Soccer

Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer

1st Edition

By Michael S. Jeffress
March 29, 2017

Sports are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence in the culture, it is easy to understand how most youth in the United States face pressure to participate in organized sports. But what does this mean for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who live with one or more physical ...

Visual Impairment and Work Experiences of Visually Impaired People

Visual Impairment and Work: Experiences of Visually Impaired People

1st Edition

By Sally French
February 24, 2017

This book traces the development of paid work for visually impaired people in the UK from the 18th century to the present day. It gives a voice to visually impaired people to talk about their working lives and documents the history of employment from their experience, an approach which is severely ...

Disability and Art History

Disability and Art History

1st Edition

Edited By Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie
November 02, 2016

This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many ...

Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

1st Edition

By Michael Gill, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials
October 19, 2016

Disability studies scholars and activists have long criticized and critiqued so-termed ’charitable’ approaches to disability where the capitalization of individual disabled bodies to invoke pity are historically, socially, and politically circumscribed by paternalism. Disabled individuals have long...

Disability and Discourse Analysis

Disability and Discourse Analysis

1st Edition

By Jan Grue
December 28, 2014

Disability studies has engaged with discourse analysis in key works both from the UK and the USA. While the perspectives and analyses of discourse analysis have proved well suited for exploring disability, however, its methods have not been sufficiently developed in a disability studies context. ...

Disability and Social Movements Learning from Australian Experiences

Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

1st Edition

By Rachel Carling-Jenkins
November 19, 2014

This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins is able to then examine disability relationally through an evaluation of the ...

Disability and Qualitative Inquiry Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World

Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World

1st Edition

By Ronald J. Berger, Laura S. Lorenz
January 12, 2016

This groundbreaking text makes an intervention on behalf of disability studies into the broad field of qualitative inquiry. Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz introduce readers to a range of issues involved in doing qualitative research on disabilities by bringing together a collection of scholarly ...

Youth and Disability A Challenge to Mr Reasonable

Youth and Disability: A Challenge to Mr Reasonable

1st Edition

By Jenny Slater
February 10, 2015

In this ground-breaking book, Jenny Slater uses the lens of ’the reasonable’ to explore how normative understandings of youth, dis/ability and the intersecting identities of gender and sexuality impact upon the lives of young dis/abled people. Although youth and disability have separately been ...

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