The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies

Editors: Runswick-Cole, Katherine, Curran, Tillie, Liddiard, Kirsty (Eds.)

  • Further develops disabled children’s childhood studies as a distinct conceptual domain of study
  • Moves beyond discussion of impairment, inequality and abuse to enable disabled children to step out from under shadows of the normative expectations that have clouded their lives
  • Seeks to position the voice and experiences of disabled children at the centre of the inquiry
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About this book

Disabled children’s lives have often been discussed through medical concepts of disability rather than concepts of childhood. Western understandings of childhood have defined disabled children against child development ‘norms’ and have provided the rationale for segregated or ‘special’ welfare and education provision. In contrast, disabled children’s childhood studies begins with the view that studies of children’s impairment are not studies of their childhoods.  Disabled children’s childhood studies demands ethical research practices that position disabled children and young people at the centre of the inquiry outside of the shadow of perceived ‘norms’.

The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, as well as practitioners in health, education, social work and youth work.

About the authors

Katherine Runswick-Cole is Professor of Critical Disability Studies and Psychology , Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Tillie Curran is Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of the West of England, UK.

Kirsty Liddiard is Research Associate in the School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK. 

Reviews

“Valuable and vibrant personal perspectives are presented alongside robust academic engagements spanning empirical and theoretical research. … This book would be appealing to researchers, students, and practitioners within disabled children’s childhood studies, disability studies and childhood studies as well as those working in health and social care.” (Amanda Ptolomey, Disability & Society, May, 2018)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • The Texting Project

    Manns, Blair (et al.)

    Pages 5-16

  • The Tree of Participation: Our Thoughts About Growing a Culture of Participation Between Young People, Parents and Health Team Staff

    McElwee, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 17-27

  • “What Can I Say?”

    Merchant, Wendy (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • The Heaviest Burdens and Life’s Most Intense Fulfilment: A Retrospective and Re-understanding of My Experiences with Childhood Liver Disease and Transplantation

    Savage, Sophie

    Pages 41-56

  • My Sister, My World: From Second Mum to Nurse

    Whitehead, Rebecca

    Pages 57-62

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eBook £143.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54446-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £179.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54445-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies
Editors
  • Katherine Runswick-Cole
  • Tillie Curran
  • Kirsty Liddiard
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54446-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54446-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54445-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 661
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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