Disabled Children's Childhood Studies

Critical Approaches in a Global Context

Editors: Curran, T., Runswick-Cole, K. (Eds.)

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This collection offers first-hand accounts, research studies and in-depth theoretical explorations of disabled children's childhoods. The accounts oppose the global imposition of problematic views of disability and childhood and instead, offer an open discussion of responsive and ethical research approaches.

About the authors

David Abbott, University of Bristol, UK Tsitsi Chataika, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Harriet Cooper, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Linda Derbyshire, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Dan Goodley, University of Sheffield, UK Shaun Grech, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Freyja Haraldsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland Rebecca Lawthom, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Judith McKenzie, University of Cape Town, South Africa Sonali Shah, University of Leeds, UK Jo Skitteral, Independent Researcher, UK Jenny Slater, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Reviews

"This powerful book should be essential reading not just for students and researchers ... For professionals who work with disabled children and their families, reading Disabled Children's Childhood Studies may illustrate how a shift in their understandings of, and attitude towards, childhood and disability brings huge changes in children's lives." - Disability & Society

"The book is a welcome contribution to disabled children's childhood studies because it is well written and provides insightful views, authentic voices and critical analyses of current theories." - Childhood

'This innovative and challenging book aims to reconstruct the central narrative of disabled children's childhoods. It moves thinking outside of the developmental paradigm and away from a focus on health or service-related models, presenting challenges to the ableist hegemony. In doing so, Disabled Children's Childhood Studies reinstates disabled children as children first.' -Child Care in Practice

"The book contains chapters written by a diverse range of authors with varied experiences. Authors include disabled children and their families, educators, and researchers from countries in both the global North and South. Having such a diverse group of authors encourages knowledge sharing and dialogue on more equitable terms, as the book is not dominated by one voice from a particular demographic, be that related to geography, age, or ability. The diversity of voices also makes for an engaging read, and the personal accounts help to concretely contextualize the ideas presented theoretically." - The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • My Story

    Stevie (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • My Sister Stevie

    Tyrie, Billie

    Pages 10-12

  • Simply Children

    Haraldsdóttir, Freyja

    Pages 13-21

  • Transitions? An Invitation to Think Outside Y/our Problem Box, get Fire in Your Belly and Put Pebbles in the Pond

    Skitteral, Jo

    Pages 22-29

  • A Mug or a Teacup and Saucer?

    Derbyshire, Linda

    Pages 30-35

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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-00821-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disabled Children's Childhood Studies
Book Subtitle
Critical Approaches in a Global Context
Editors
  • T. Curran
  • K. Runswick-Cole
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00822-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137008220
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00821-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 204
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