An Interdisciplinary Introduction
- Dan Goodley - University of Sheffield, UK
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.
This is an excellent well written book that is particularly suitable for research students interested in disability and inclusion. It explores extensively the range of discourses impacting on contemporary understanding of disability and inclusion and the impact this consequently has on policy development. It is a very thought provoking read, that opens both historical and current concepts of disability.
This text presents an extremely diverse approach to disability studies and allows the reader to consider a range of contexts and social constructions as a means of informing knowledge. It presents a truly multi-disciplinary foundation for disability.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Futures: Four approaches and three key themes of critical disability studies