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Interdisciplinary Disability Studies


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Critical Disability Studies and the Disabled Child: Unsettling Distinctions

Critical Disability Studies and the Disabled Child: Unsettling Distinctions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Harriet Cooper
February 28, 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

Forthcoming

Julia Bahner
December 24, 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 4 countries- Sweden, England, Australia and the...

Disability Hate Speech: Social, Cultural and Political Contexts

Disability Hate Speech: Social, Cultural and Political Contexts

1st Edition

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

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

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

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....

Disability and Social Representations Theory: The Case of Hearing Loss

Disability and Social Representations Theory: The Case of Hearing Loss

1st Edition

Vinaya Manchaiah, Berth Danermark, Per Germundsson, Pierre Ratinaud
August 21, 2019

Disability and Social Representations Theory provides theoretical and methodological knowledge to uncover the public perception of disabilities. Over the last decade there has been a significant shift from body to environment, and the relation between the two, when understanding the phenomenon of...

The Disabled Child's Participation Rights

The Disabled Child's Participation Rights

1st Edition

Anne-Marie Callus, Ruth Farrugia
June 10, 2019

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the only UN treaty to date in which the people who are its target, that is disabled people, were actively involved in its drafting and the only one which requires the active participation of disabled people in its...

Identity (Re)constructions After Brain Injury: Personal and Family Identity

Identity (Re)constructions After Brain Injury: Personal and Family Identity

1st Edition

Chalotte Glintborg
May 29, 2019

Identity (Re)constructions After Brain Injury: Personal and Family Identity investigates how being diagnosed with acquired brain injury (ABI) impacts identity (re)construction in both adults with ABI and their close relatives. To show how being diagnosed with ABI impacts identity (re)construction,...

A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away

A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away

1st Edition

Rebecca Fish
May 23, 2019

What is life like for women with learning disabilities detained in a secure unit? This book presents a unique ethnographic study conducted in a contemporary institution in England. Rebecca Fish takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on both the social model of disability and intersectional...

Disability and Postsocialism

Disability and Postsocialism

1st Edition

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

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...

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