Passionate, engaging and challenging, this second edition of the ground-breaking Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction is a contemporary introduction to this diverse and complex field.
Taking an interdisciplinary and critical approach, the book:
examines a diverse range of theories and perspectives and engages with current debates in the field
explores key areas of analysis, with chapters devoted to the individual, society, community and education
applies a global perspective encompassing examples from the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, the US, and Canada.
Encouraging and stimulating readers using thought-provoking questions, exercises and activities, Disability Studies is a rich and rewarding read for students and researchers engaging with disability across the social sciences.
Dan Goodley is based at the Research Institute for Health and Social Change and Manchester Metropolitan University. He has has written widely in both qualitative research and disability studies over the years. He's the author of Families with Disabled Children (Palgrave, 2008) and Researching Life Stories Method (Routledge, 2004), the editor of Disability and Psychology (Palgrave, 2005) and Another Disability Studies Reader (Garant, 2005), and has published numerous articles in journals, from the Journal of Cultural and Literary Disability Studies and Disability & Society, to Discourse and International Journal of Social Research Methodology.
Preface: Introducing a new edition Beginnings: Conceptualising disability in a global world Politics: Key debates and contestations in disability studies Differences: Disability, gender, race, sexuality and social class Society: Towards a sociology of disability Individuals: The psychological manufacture of the disabled individual Subjectivity: Finding critical psychologies of disability Discourse: Exposing the constitution of dis/ability and impairment Community: A DisHuman analysis of life, labour and activism Education: Challenging neoliberal-ableist education through critical pedagogy Futures: Four approaches and three key themes of critical disability studies References