© 2012

Disability and Social Theory

New Developments and Directions

  • Dan Goodley
  • Bill Hughes
  • Lennard Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introducing Disability and Social Theory

    1. Dan Goodley, Bill Hughes, Lennard Davis
      Pages 1-14
  3. Cultures

  4. Bodies

  5. Subjectivities

  6. Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Tsitsi Chataika
      Pages 252-269

About this book


This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.


behavior gender Nation organization Pierre Bourdieu Recognition Sex social theory women

Editors and affiliations

  • Dan Goodley
    • 1
  • Bill Hughes
    • 2
  • Lennard Davis
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityUK
  3. 3.University of Illinois at ChicagoUSA

About the editors

THEO BLACKMORE Strategic Liaison Manager for Disability Cornwall, UK ROSI BRAIDOTTI Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University, The Netherlands FIONA KUMARI CAMPBELL Associate Professor & Deputy Head of Griffith Law School, Australia TSITSI CHATAIKA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University, South Africa CAROLYN FROHMADER is the Executive Director of Women With Disabilities Australia, Australia ANITA GHAI Associate Professor, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, India SHAUN GRECH Research Associate at the Research Institute for Health and Social Change (RIHSC), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK MARK HAYDON-LAURELUT Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, UK REBECCA LAWTHOM Associate Professor in Community Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK STEPHEN LEE HODGKINS Director of Disability LIB, UK REBECCA MALLETT Senior Lecturer in Disability Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK EIMIR MCGRATH is a Researcher at London Metropolitan University, UK HELEN MEEKOSHKA Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, University of South Wales, Australia KARL NUNKOOSING Principal Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK JAMES OVERBOE Associate Professor in Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada DONNA REEVE Honorary Research Fellow with the Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) and Applied Social Science at Lancaster University, UK GRIET ROETS Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Social Welfare Studies, Ghent University, Belgium KATHERINE RUNSWICK-COLE Research Fellow in Disability Studies and Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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'...this collection...should be on the bedside tables of those committed to working in partnership with disabled people.' - Hannah Morgan, Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University, British Journal of Social Work