Disability and critical sociology: expanding the boundaries of critical social inquiry

Meekosha, Helen, Shuttleworth, Russell and Soldatic, Karen 2013, Disability and critical sociology: expanding the boundaries of critical social inquiry, Critical sociology, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 319-323.

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Title Disability and critical sociology: expanding the boundaries of critical social inquiry
Author(s) Meekosha, Helen
Shuttleworth, Russell
Soldatic, Karen
Journal name Critical sociology
Volume number 39
Issue number 3
Start page 319
End page 323
Total pages 5
Publisher SAGE
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013-05
ISSN 0896-9205
1569-1632
Keyword(s) disability
health
medical
medicine
social justice
Summary Disability in the 21st century constitutes a legitimate and growing area of study in the academy. Interdisciplinary by nature, the origins of disability studies can be traced directly to social movements of disabled people organizing to define disability as a social rather than a medical problem. In the US, disabled sociologists such as Irv Zola, a leader in the American Sociology Association, were key figures in the field’s formative years. In Britain, sociologists such as Mike Oliver (1990) and Colin Barnes, both founding members of the British Council of Organisations of Disabled People (BCODP) used the social model to bridge the divide between disability studies and sociology (Barnes et al., 1999). Disability studies is now a growth area in the social sciences, the humanities and a host of other disciplines operating across the North/South divide.
Language eng
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920403 Disability and Functional Capacity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30060416

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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