Childhood and Disability in the Nordic Countries

Being, Becoming, Belonging

  • Rannveig Traustadóttir
  • Borgunn Ytterhus
  • Snæfrídur Thóra Egilson
  • Berit Berg

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Disabled Children and Youth in the Nordic Countries

    1. Snæfrídur Thóra Egilson, Borgunn Ytterhus, Rannveig Traustadóttir, Berit Berg
      Pages 1-11
  3. Theories and History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Borgunn Ytterhus, Snæfrídur Thóra Egilson, Rannveig Traustadóttir, Berit Berg
      Pages 15-33
  4. Identity and Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Eiríkur Smith, Rannveig Traustadóttir
      Pages 85-99
    3. Anna M. Kittelsaa
      Pages 101-114
    4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir
      Pages 115-130
  5. Interaction and Inclusion

  6. Families and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Jan Tøssebro, Christian Wendelborg
      Pages 199-213

About this book


This collection provides a comprehensive insight into disabled children and youth in Nordic countries. It seeks to understand the experiences of children from their own perspectives and takes a multidisciplinary approach grounded in the new social studies of childhood and the Nordic relational approach to disability.


childhood children Familie identity Institution interaction migration participation service technology youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Rannveig Traustadóttir
    • 1
  • Borgunn Ytterhus
    • 2
  • Snæfrídur Thóra Egilson
    • 3
  • Berit Berg
    • 4
  1. 1.University of IcelandIceland
  2. 2.NTNUNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
  3. 3.University of IcelandIceland
  4. 4.NTNUNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-44118-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-03264-5
  • About this book