Disability Studies - Sociology Products

  • Fathering Children with Autism

    Needs, Practices and Service Use

    By Carol Potter

    It is now widely accepted that positive father involvement in children’s lives results in better child outcomes across a range of social, emotional and cognitive dimensions. However, very little is known about the perspectives, practices and needs of fathers parenting children with autism.…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Disability and Neoliberal State Formations

    The Case of Australia

    By Karen Soldatic

    Across the global north, governments have undertaken extensive economic restructuring of disability social provisioning measures arguing that many people who are in receipt of such benefits are no longer disabled or were incorrectly assessed as being eligible. This has occurred while governments…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Medicine, health and being human

    Edited by Lesa Scholl

    Medicine, Health and Being Human begins a conversation to explore how the medical has defined us: that is, the ways in which perspectives of medicine and health have affected cultural understandings of what it means to be human. With chapters that span from the early modern period through to the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Bodies and Enhancement Technology

    A Posthumanist Exploration of Somatechnologies

    By Lucie Dalibert

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 

  • The Routledge Handbook of Disability in Southern Africa

    Edited by Tsitsi Chataika

    It is currently estimated that there are at least 80 million people affected by some form of disability in Africa. This book addresses a clear need to bring this issue to the fore, as it combines a range of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives on the topic of disability and sustainable…

    Hardback – 2018-05-30 

  • Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse

    Advancing Conversations Across Disciplines

    Edited by Jennifer Dunn, Jimmie Manning

    Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse is a compelling, multi-disciplinary examination of some of the most-explored themes in contemporary feminist studies. The first half of the book advocates new approaches for theorizing about interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, critical race theory,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-30 

  • Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life-Course

    Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches

    Edited by Sonali Shah, Caroline Bradbury-Jones

    Disability and violence are global human rights issues that cut across gender, race, geographical, religious, socio-economic status and cultural boundaries. They can be viewed as socially produced and culturally constructed, and can manifest at different or multiple, generational locations over a…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Sexuality and Intellectual Disabilities

    A Guide for Professionals

    By Andrew Triska

    This book provides a concise overview of sexuality and gender identity in clients with intellectual disabilities for therapists, social workers, educators, and healthcare providers. It captures the social, political, and legal environment of the late 2010s and bridges the gap between research and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 

  • Film, Comedy, and Disability

    Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

    By Alison Wilde

    There is much to be gained from a synthesis of critical/disability studies with film studies. This groundbreaking book analyses representations of disability in comedy films, arguing that meanings of disability and impairment drawn from cinema need to be grounded in an understanding of cinematic…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • International Perspectives on Teaching with Disability

    Overcoming Obstacles and Enriching Lives

    Edited by Michael S. Jeffress

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Contagion and the National Body

    The Organism Metaphor in American Thought

    By Gerald O'Brien

    Drawing on the work of George Lakoff, this book provides a detailed analysis of the organism metaphor, which draws an analogy between the national or social body and a physical body. With attention to the manner in which this metaphor conceives of various sub-groups as either beneficial or…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27 

  • Disability and International Development

    A Guide for Students and Practitioners

    By David Cobley

    Despite growing evidence of a close and complex relationship between disability and poverty, development policy, planning and programming has often failed to take full account of the concerns of disabled people. However, following the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12 
    Rethinking Development

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