Centre for Disability Studies

Centre for Disability Studies

CDS Publications

Centre members produce a wide range of books, research papers and scholarly articles. The work listed here is by no means exhaustive but gives a flavour of the work we have published in recent years.

In this section:

The Disability Press

The Disability Press is an independent publishing house which aims to provide an alternative outlet for work in the field of disability studies. Its establishment is intended as a testament to the growing recognition of ‘disability’ as an equal opportunities and human rights issue within the social sciences. The Disability Press aims to carry forward the work of all those countless disabled individuals and their allies who have, over the years, struggled to put this particular issue on to the political agenda. The Disability Press is an independent non-profit making venture and any surplus income generated from sales will be used to support future publications.

Current titles can be purchased  from our online store (using credit or debit card). Some earlier titles are now out of print. However, it is our policy to make out of print material freely available online via our Disability Archive.

2010-present: example publications since 2010

The following publication lists are indicative and draw primarily on refereed journal papers and research monographs.

Hollomotz A (2014) Sex offenders with intellectual disabilities and their academic observers: Popular methodologies and research interests, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 58.2: 189-197

Campbell, T. (2013) Dyslexia: the government of reading, Basingstoke: Macmillan

Lawson A & Priestley M (2013) Potential, principle and pragmatism in concurrent multi-national monitoring: disability rights in the European Union, The International Journal of Human Rights. 17.7-8: 739-757

Beckett AE (2013) Anti-oppressive pedagogy and disability: possibilities and challenges, Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research: 1-19.

Beckett AE (2013) Non-disabled children’s ideas about disability and disabled people, British Journal of Sociology of Education

Hollomotz A (2012) Disability, Oppression and Violence: Towards a Sociological Explanation, Sociology, 23: 1-17

Beckett A and Buckner L (2012) Promoting positive attitudes towards disabled people: definition of, rationale and prospects for anti-disablist education, British Journal of Sociology of Education. 33.6: 873-891

Hollomotz A (2012) Sex offenders with intellectual disabilities and their academic observers: Popular methodologies and research interests, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 58(2): 1-9

Oliver, M and Barnes, C (2012) The New Politics of Disablement, Palgrave Macmillan

Roulstone, A. and Prideaux, S. (2012) Understanding Disability Policy, Bristol: Policy Press

Barnes, C., 2012: Re-thinking Disability, Work and Welfare, Sociology Compass, 6 (6) 458-471.

Akihiko Matsui, Osamu Nagase, Alison Sheldon, Dan Goodley, Yasuyuki Sawada, Satoshi Kawashima (2012) Creating a Society for All: Disability and Economy.

Roulstone, A., Harrington, B & Hwang, S.K (2012) Flexible and Personalised? An Evaluation of a UK Tailored Employment Support Programme for Jobseekers with Enduring Mental Health Problems and Learning DifficultiesScandinavian Journal of Disability Research.

Roulstone, A & Williams, J (2012) ‘Being Disabled, Being a Manager: ‘Glass Partitions’ and Conditional identities in the Contemporary Workplace’Disability and Society.

Barnes, C. (2011) Understanding Disability and the Importance of Design for AllJournal of Accessibility and Design for All, 1(1), 54-79.

Shah, S. and Priestley, M. (2011) Disability and Social Change: private lives and public policies, Bristol: Policy Press

Schiek, D. and Lawson, A. (2011) European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality: investigating the triangle of racial, gender and disability discrimination, Ashgate

Hollomotz A (2011) Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability. Jessica Kingsley Pub.

Allsop, M., Gallagher, J., Holt, R., Bhakta, B. and Wilkie R. (2011) Involving children in the development of assistive technology devicesDisability Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology, 6(2): 148-156

Hemingway, L. (2011) Disabled People and Housing: Choices, Opportunities and Barriers, Bristol, Policy Press

Murray, S. (2011) Autism, London, Routledge

Barnes, C. and Sheldon A. (2010) Disability, Politics and Poverty in a majority World ContextDisability and Society, 25 (7) 771 –782.

Oliver, M., and Barnes, C. (2010). Disability Studies: Disabled people and the struggle for inclusionBritish Journal of the Sociology of Education, 31(5), 547-560.

Barnes, C. (2010) A Brief History of Discrimination and Disabled People, in L.J. Davis, (ed.), The Disability Studies Reader: Third Edition. London: Routledge, pp. 20-32.

Barnes, C., Mercer, G., and Shakespeare, T. (2010) The Social Model of Disability. In A. Giddens, & P. W. Sutton (Eds.), Sociology: Introductory Readings (3rd ed., pp. 161-167). Cambridge: Polity.

Priestley, M., Waddington, L. and Bessozi, C. (2010) New priorities for disability research in Europe:Towards a user-led agenda, ALTER, Revue européenne de recherche sur le handicap, 4(4):

Priestley, M., Waddington, L. and Bessozi, C. (2010) Towards an agenda for disability research in Europe: learning from disabled people’s organisations, Disability & Society, 25(6): 731-746

Edwards, J. and Boxal, K. (2010) Adults with cystic fibrosis and barriers to employment, Disability & Society, 25(4): 441-453

Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. (2010) Exploring Disability: a sociological introduction [Second Edition], Cambridge, Polity

Barnes C. (2010) Disability in a Majority World Context: a materialist account,  International Journal of Disability Studies, 4(1-2): 7-30 (author manuscript archive)

Allsop, M., Holt, R., Levesley, M., Bhakta, B. (2010) The engagement of children with disabilities in health-related technology design processes: identifying methodology, Disability and Rehabilitation – Assistive Technology, 5(1): 1-13

Beckett, A., Ellison, N., Barrett, S. and Shah, S. (2010) Away with the Fairies? Disability within primary-age children’s literature, Disability and Society, 25 (3): 373-386.

Swanwick, R. (2010) Policy and practice in sign bilingual education: development, challenges and directions, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13(2): 147-158

2000-09: 2009 example publications

The following publication lists are indicative and draw primarily on refereed journal papers and research monographs.

Oliver, M., and Barnes, C. (2009) Disabling or Enabling Welfare: What Next for Disabled People. In M. Oliver (Ed.), Understanding Disability (Second ed., pp. 119-133). Tavistock: Palgrave.

Barnes, C. (2009) Un Chiste Malo: mrehabilitar a las personas con decapacidad en una sociedad que discapacita. In P. Brogna (Ed.), 2009: Visiones y Revisiones de la Discapicidad (pp. 101-122). Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica.

Priestley, M., Riddell, S., Jolly, D., Pearson, C., Williams, V., Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. (2009) Cultures of welfare at the frontline: implementing direct payments for disabled people in the UKPolicy & Politics (fast track online)

Prideaux, S. and Roulstone, A. (2009) Good practice for providing disabled people with reasonable access: a comparative study of legislative provisionInternational Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 1(1): 59-81

Sheldon, A. (2009) Recession, radicalism and the road to recovery?, Disability & Society, 24(5): 667-671

Morrall, P. (2009) Sociology and Health: an introduction [second edition],  London, Routledge

Valentine, G. and Skelton, T. (2009) An umbilical cord to the world: the role of the internet in D/deaf people’s information and communication practicesInformation, Communication and Society, 12: 44-65.

Gyimah, E., Sugden, D. and Pearson, S. (2009) Inclusion of children with special educational needs in mainstream schools in Ghana: influence of teachers’ and children’s characteristicsInternational Journal of Inclusive Education13 (8): 787 -804.

Pearson, S (2009) Using Activity Theory to understand prospective teachers’ attitudes to and construction of special educational needs and/or disabilitiesTeaching and Teacher Education25: 559-568.

Prideaux S., Roulstone, A., Harris, J. and Barnes, C. (2009) Disabled People and Self Directed Support Schemes: Re-Conceptualising Work and Welfare in the 21st CenturyDisability & Society, 24(5): 557-569

Shah, S. and Priestley, M. (2009) Home and away: the changing impact of educational policies on disabled children’s experiences of family and friendshipResearch Papers in Education, 1470-1146 (published online)

Beckett, A.E. (2009) Challenging disabling attitudes, building an inclusive society: considering the role of education in encouraging non-disabled children to develop positive attitudes towards disabled people, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 30:3: 317-329

Roulstone, A. and Prideaux, S. (2008) More policies, greater inclusion? Exploring the contradictions of New Labour inclusive education policyInternational Studies in Sociology of Education, 18(1): 15-29

Shah, S. (2008) Young Disabled People: Aspirations, Choices and Constraints, Ashgate

Lawson, A. (2008) Disability and Equality Law in Britain: The role of Reasonable Adjustment, Hart Publishing

Lawson, A. (2008) People with Psychosocial Impairments or Conditions, Reasonable Accommodation and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesLaw in Context26: 62-84.

Barnes, C. (2008) Generating Change: Disability Culture and ArtBehinderung und Dritte Welt – Journal for Disability and International Development, 19(1/2008):4-13

Hollomotz, A. and The Speakup Committee (2008) ‘May we please have sex tonight?’ – people with learning difficulties pursuing privacy in residential group settingsBritish Journal of Learning Disabilities, (online access)

Murray, S. (2008) Representing Autism: culture, narrative, fascination, Liverpool University Press

Watson, L . and Swanwick, R. (2008) Parents’ and Teachers’ Views on Deaf Children’s Literacy at Home: Do they agree?Deafness and Education International10 (1): 22-39.

The following publication lists are indicative and draw primarily on refereed journal papers and research monographs.

Priestley, M. (2007) In search of European disability policy: Between national and globalALTER, Revue européenne de recherche sur le handicap, 1(1): 61-74

Holt, R.J.; Weightman A.P.H.; Allsop, M.J.; Levesley, M.C.; Preston N.J.; Bhakta, B. Engaging Children in the Design of a Rehabilitative Game InterfaceINCLUDE 2007 , 2007

Shah, S. (2007) Special or mainstream? The views of disabled studentsResearch Papers in Education, 22(4): 425-442

Barnes, C. (2007) Disability Activism and the Struggle for Change: Disability, policy and politics in the UKEducation Citizenship and Social Justice, 2(3): 203-221

Hollomotz, A. (2007) Beyond ‘Vulnerability’: An Ecological Model Approach to Conceptualizing Risk of Sexual Violence against People with Learning DifficultiesBritish Journal of Social Work, (online access)

Sanders, T. (2007) The politics of sexual citizenship: commercial sex and disabilityDisability & Society, 22(5): 439-455

Barnes, C. (2007) Disability Activism and the Price of Success: a British ExperienceIntersticios: Revista Sociologica de Pensamiento Critico, 1(2): 15-29

Barnes, C. (2007) Disability Studies: What’s the Point?Intersticios: Revista Sociologica de Pensamiento Critico, 1(1):

Barnes, C. (2007) Disability, higher education and the inclusive societyBritish Journal of Sociology of Education, 28(1): 135-145

Lawson, A. (2007) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: New Era or False Dawn? Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, 34(2): 101-158

Swanwick, R. and Watson, L. (2007) Parents sharing books with young deaf children in spoken English and in BSL: The common and diverse features of different language settingsJournal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education12(3): 385 – 405.

Beckett, A. (2006) Understanding Social Movements: theorising the disability movement in conditions of late modernityThe Sociological Review, 54(4): 734-752

Priestley, M., Jolly, D., Pearson, C., Riddell, S., Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. (2006/7) Direct payments and disabled people in the UK: supply, demand and devolutionBritish Journal of Social Work, 37(7): 1189-1204

Bryant, L., Green, J. and Hewison, J. (2006) Understandings of Down’s syndrome: a Q methodological investigation, Social Science and Medicine, 63: 1188-1200

Beckett, A. (2006) Citizenship and Vulnerability: disability and issues of social and political engagement, Palgrave Macmillan

Murray, S.F. (2006) Autism and the Contemporary Sentimental: Fiction and the Narrative Fascination of the PresentLiterature and Medicine, 25(1), 24-45

Barker, C. (2006) From Narrative Prosthesis to Disability Counternarrative: Reading the Politics of Difference in Potiki and the bone people, Journal of New Zealand Literature, 24(1): 130-47

Isherwood, T. (2006) A qualitative analysis of the ‘management of schizophrenia’ within a medium secure service for men with learning disabilitiesJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing13: 148-156.

Priestley, M. and Hemingway, L. (2006) Disabled People and Disaster Recovery: a tale of two cities? Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 5(3/4): 23-42

Hemingway, L. and Priestley, M. (2006) Natural hazards, human vulnerability and disabling societies: a disaster for disabled people? Review of Disability Studies, 2(3): 57-67

The following publication lists are indicative and draw primarily on refereed journal papers and research monographs.

Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. (2005) Disability, Work and Welfare: challenging the social exclusion of disabled peopleWork Employment and Society, 19(3): 527- 545.

Barnes, C.’ (2005) Independent Living, Politics and Policy in the United Kingdom: A Social Model Account’, Review of Disability Studies, 1(4): 5-13

Roulstone, A. and Barnes, C. (2005) Working Futures: Disabled People, Policy and Social Inclusion, Bristol, Policy Press

Lawson, A. (2005) The EU Rights Based Approach to Disability: Strategies for Shaping an Inclusive Society, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 6: 269-287

Bryant, L., Hewison, J and Green, J. (2005). Attitudes towards prenatal diagnosis and termination in women who have a sibling with Down’s syndrome,Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 23: 179-196.

Chamberlain M.; Kent, R. (2005) The needs of young people with disabilities in transition from paediatric to adult services. Europa Medicophysica41, pp.111-23

Hussain, Y. (2005) South Asian disabled women: negotiating identitiesThe Sociological Review53(3): 522-538

Lawson, A. and Gooding, C. (eds) (2005) Disability Rights in Europe: From Theory to Practice, Oxford, Hart Publishing.

Pearson, S. (2005) ‘SEN – a politically correct phrase to replace terms such as disabled?’ A study of the views of students entering a secondary PGCE courseSupport for Learning, 20(1), 17-21.

Swanwick, R. and Watson, L. (2005) Literacy in the homes of young deaf children: common and distinct features of spoken language and sign bilingual environmentsJournal of Early Childhood Literacy, 5(1): 53 – 78

Wilde, A. (2004) Disabling masculinity: the isolation of a captive audienceDisability & Society, 19(4): 355-370

Karafistan, R. (2004) Being a Shyster: Re-visioning the Actor with Learning DisabilitiesNew Theatre QuarterlyXX: 265-279.

Swanwick, R., Oddy, A. and Roper, T. (2004) Mathematics and Deaf Pupils: An exploration of barriers to successDeafness and Education International, 7(1), 1- 22

Harrison, M.L. (2004) Defining housing quality and environment: disability, standards and social factorsHousing Studies19(5): 691-708.

Morrall P. and Hazelton M. (eds) (2004) Mental Health: Global Policies and Human Rights. London: Whurr

Barnes, C. (2003) Rehabilitation for Disabled People: A Sick Joke?, Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 5(1): 7-24.

Jolly, D. (2003) The Government of Disability: economics and power in welfare and workDisability & Society, 18(4): 509-522

Blair, A. and Lawson, A. (2003) Disability Discrimination Reforms in Education: Could do Better?, Child and Family Law Quarterly, 15: 41-55

Mir, G. and Tovey, P. (2003) Asian Carers’ Experiences of Medical and Social Care: The Case of Cerebral Palsy, British Journal of Social Work, 33, 465-479

Priestley, M., Rabiee, P. and Harris, J. (2003) Young Disabled People and the ‘New Arrangements’ for Leaving Care in England and Wales, Children and Youth Services Review, 25(11): 863-890

Priestley, M. (2003) Disability: a life course approach, Polity

Valentine, G. (2003) In pursuit of social justice: ethics and emotions in geographies of health and disabilityProgress in Human Geography27(3): 375-380

Priestley, M. (2003) The Development of Disability Studies in England: lessons from Leeds, Handicap – revue de sciences humaines et sociales, 96: 89-101

Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. (2003) Disability (key concepts), Polity

Hussain, Y. (2003) Transitions into Adulthood: Disability, Ethnicity and Gender among British South AsiansDisability Studies Quarterly, 23(2): 100-112

Barnes, C. (2003) What a Difference a Decade Makes: Reflections on Doing Emancipatory Disability ResearchDisability & Society, 18(1): 3-17

The following publication lists are indicative and draw primarily on refereed journal papers and research monographs.

Priestley, M. and Rabiee, P. (2002) Hopes and fears: stakeholder views on the transfer of special school resources towards inclusionInternational Journal of Inclusive Education, 6(4): 371-390

Kerr, E.A. and Shakespeare T. (2002) Genetic politics: from eugenics to genome, New Clarion Press

Matthews, B. (2002) The Disability Discrimination Act & developments in accessible public transport in the U.K.World Transport Policy & Practice, 8(2): 42-49

Morrall P. and Muir-Cochrane E. (2002) Naked Social Control: Seclusion and Psychiatric Nursing in Post-Liberal SocietyAustralian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 1 (2), 1-12

Barnes, C., Oliver, M. and Barton, L. (eds) 2002) Disability Studies Today, Polity Press

Priestley, M. and Rabiee, P. (2002) Same difference?: older people’s organisations and disability issuesDisability & Society, 17(6):

Baylies, C.L. (2002) Disability and the notion of human development: questions of rights and capabilitiesDisability and Society17(7): 725-740

Priestley, M. (2002) Whose Voices? Representing the claims of older and disabled peoplePolicy and Politics, 30(3): 361-372

Mir, G. and Nocon, A. (2002) Partnerships, Advocacy and Independence: Service Principles and the Empowerment of Minority Ethnic People, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 6(1): 153-162

Barnes, C. (2002) Emancipatory Disability Research: Project or Process?, Journal of Research on Special Educational Needs, 1(2)

Hussain Y., Atkin, K., Ahmad W. (2002) South Asian Disabled Young People and Their FamiliesBristol: Policy Press.

Whittle, R. (2002) The Framework Directive for equal treatment in employment and occupation: an analysis from a disability rights perspective. European Law Review27(3): 303-326

Barnes, C. (2002) Disability, Policy and PoliticsPolicy and Politics, 35(3)

Goodley, D. and Moore, M. (2001) Arts against Disablement: the performing arts of people with learning difficulties Plymouth: British Institute of Learning Disabilities.

Priestley, M. (ed.) (2001) Disability and the Life Course: global perspectives, Cambridge University Press

Goodley, D. (2001) Learning Difficulties, the social model of disability and impairment: challenging epistemologiesDisability & Society, 16(2): 207-231.

Davis, C. and Harrison, M. (2001) Housing social policy and difference: disability, ethnicity, gender and housing. The Policy Press, Bristol

Chappell, A., Goodley, D and Lawthom, R. (2001) Making Connections: the relevance of the social model of disability for people with learning difficultiesBritish Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29(2): 45-50.

Goodley, D. and Rapley, M. (2001) How do you Understand Learning Difficulties? towards a social theory of impairment, Mental Retardation, 39(3): 229-232

Reeve, D. (2000) Oppression Within the Counselling Room Disability & Society, Vol. 15(4) pp. 669-682

Vernon, A. and Qureshi, H. (2000) Community care and independence: self-sufficiency or empowerment?, Critical Social Policy, 20(2): 255-276.

Morrall, P.A. (2000) Madness and Murder: Implications for the Psychiatric Disciplines. Whurr Publishing

Goodley, D. (2000) Self-advocacy in the Lives of People with Learning Difficulties: the politics of resilience, Buckingham, Open University Press.

Jolly, D. (2000) A Critical Evaluation of the Contradictions for Disabled Workers Arising from the Emergence of the Flexible Labour Market in Britain Disability & Society, Vol. 15(5): 795-810

Priestley, M. (2000) Adults Only: disability, social policy and the life course, Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 29(3): 421-439

Lawson, A. (2000) Selling, Letting and Managing Premises: new rights for disabled people?, Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, March/April 2000

Goodley, D. and Moore, M. (2000) Doing Disability Research: activist lives and the academy, Disability & Society, 15 (6): 861-882

1990-99: 1999 example publications

The following publication lists are indicative and draw primarily on refereed journal papers and research monographs.

Priestley, M., Corker, M. and Watson, N. (1999) Unfinished Business: disabled children and disability identity, Disability Studies Quarterly, 19(2): 87-98

Sheldon, A. (1999) Personal and Perplexing: feminist disability politics evaluated, Disability & Society, Vol. 14(5): 645-659

Barnes, C., Mercer, G. and Shakespeare, T. (1999) Exploring Disability: a sociological introduction, London, Polity Press (ISBN: 0745614787)

Priestley, M. (1999) Disability Politics and Community Care, London: Jessica Kingsley. (ISBN 01853026522)

Shakespeare, T (1998) Choices and Rights: eugenics, genetics and disability equality, Disability & Society, Vol. 13(5), pp 665-681

Morrall, P.A. (1998) Mental Health Nursing and Social Control. Whurr.

Priestley, M. (1998) Discourse and Resistance in Care Assessment: integrated living and community care, British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 28(5), pp. 659-673

Oliver, M. and Barnes, C. (1998) Disabled People and Social Policy: From Exclusion to Inclusion, Harlow, Longman. ISBN 0 582 25987 8

Stone, E. (1998) The Snowdon Survey 1998, Leeds, Disability Research Unit/Trustees of the Snowdon Award Scheme (available from: The Snowdon Trust, 22 City Business Centre, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5BA.

Shakespeare, T. (ed.) (1998) The Disability Reader: social science perspectives, London, Cassell

Priestley, M. (1998) Childhood Disability and Disabled Childhoods: agendas for research, Childhood, Vol. 5(2), pp. 207-223

Priestley, M. (1998) Constructions and Creations: idealism, materialism and disability theory, Disability & Society, Vol. 13(1), pp. 75-94

1997 example publication

Priestley, M. (1997) The origins of a legislative disability category in England: a speculative history, Disability Studies Quarterly, Spring 1997

Stone, E. (1996) A Law to Protect, a Law to Prevent: contextualising disability legislation in China, Disability & Society, vol. 11(4), pp. 469-483

Stone, E. and Priestley, M. (1996) Parasites, Pawns and Partners: disability research and the role of non-disabled researchers, British Journal of Sociology, 47(4): 699-716 (author manuscript version available online)

Shakespeare, T., Gillespie-Sells, K. and Davies, D. (1996) The sexual politics of disability: untold desires, London: Cassell

Beveridge, S. (1996). Experiences of an integration link: the perspectives of pupils with SLD and their mainstream peers. British Journal of Learning Disabilities24: 9-1

Priestley, M. (1995) Dropping ‘E’s: the missing link in quality assurance for disabled people, Critical Social Policy, Vol. 44, pp. 7-21

Shakespeare, T. (1995) Back to the Future? New genetics and disabled people, Critical Social Policy, Vol. 44, pp. 22-35

Priestley, M. (1995) Commonality and difference in the Movement: an ‘Association of Blind Asians’ in Leeds, Disability & Society, Vol. 10(2), pp. 157-169

Shakespeare (1994) Cultural Representations of Disabled People: Dustbins for Disavowal, Disability & Society, Vol. 9(3), pp. 283-299

1993 example publications

Barnes, C. (ed.) (1993) Making Our Own Choices: Independent Living, Personal Assistance and Disabled People, Derby, British Council of Disabled People

Shakespeare, T. (1993) Disabled People’s Self-organisation: a new social movement?, Disability & Society, Vol. 8(3), pp. 249-264

Barnes, C. (1992) Disabling Imagery: An Exploration of Media Portrayals of Disabled People, Derby, BCODP

Barnes, C. (1991) Disabled People in Britain and Discrimination: A Case for Anti-discrimination Legislation, London, Hurst & Co./BCODP

Barnes, C. (1990) Cabbage Syndrome: The Social Construction of Dependence, Lewes, Falmer

 

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