New Disability Studies Collection

"Disability is both a fascinating intellectual conundrum and an urgent political issue. Despite progress with disability research, there remain considerable gaps in our knowledge and understanding of disability, and there are major problems in the ways in which society responds to the challenge of disability." Tom Shakespeare (Disability Research Today)

Our NEW Disability Studies collection, features books for professionals and researchers, authored by leading experts, to help fill your knowledge gaps. 

Visit our collection to browse all our forthcoming, new and best selling titles in Disability Studies, covering books on the latest research on physical, intellectual, communication and learning disabilities, as well as books for practitioners working in healthcare, social policy and education. Learn more

Featured Books

  • Disability Research Today

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Shakespeare

    Grouped around four central themes – illness and impairment, disabling processes, care and control, and communication and representations – this collection offers a fresh perspective on disability research, showing how theory and data can be brought together in new and exciting ways. Disability…

    Paperback – 2015-03-13

  • Social Rights and Human Welfare

    1st Edition

    By Hartley Dean

    An essential introduction to rights-based approaches in social policy, this text critically explores how social rights underpin human wellbeing. It discusses social rights as rights of citizenship in developed welfare states and as an essential component within the international human rights and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05

  • Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nick Watson, Alan Roulstone, Carol Thomas

    The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27

  • Mary Sheridan's From Birth to Five Years: Children's Developmental Progress

    Children's Developmental Progress, 4th Edition

    By Ajay Sharma, Helen Cockerill

    From Birth to Five Years, based on the pioneering work of Mary Sheridan, is widely regarded as the go-to reference for health, education and social care professionals, or anyone concerned with the developmental progress of pre-school children. In this new fourth edition, the text has been developed…

    Paperback – 2014-01-23

  • Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

    2nd Edition

    By Tom Shakespeare

    Over the last forty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that disability research needs a firmer conceptual and empirical footing.…

    Paperback – 2013-10-04

  • Life After Brain Injury

    Survivors' Stories, 1st Edition

    By Barbara A. Wilson, Jill Winegardner, Fiona Ashworth

    This is the first book of its kind to include the personal accounts of people who have survived injury to the brain, along with professional therapists' reports of their progress through rehabilitation. The paintings and stories of survivors combine with experts' discussions of the theory and…

    Paperback – 2013-08-27
    Psychology Press
    After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories