Drawn from Disability & Society over the period 1997-2012, the twelve chapters in this book address a range of personal, cultural and institutional arenas in which challenges experienced by disabled children are played out. The book includes a mix of theoretical and applied material offering both powerful conceptual tools and practical insights, enabling readers to connect the work of recent decades to their own research and questions about disability and childhood. Readers will find this book an invaluable resource for understanding what we have learned about disability and childhood through the pages of the world leading international journal in the field. The collection makes available a well-informed understanding of conditions, policies and practices that create disability in children's lives so that we can further the struggle for a more inclusive future in which inequalities structured around impairment are removed. The importance of children's own voices for resisting disablement in childhood is clearly foregrounded in this invaluable collection.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Disability & Society. 2 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white