The Geographies of Disability: Reflections on the Development of a Sub-Discipline

Imrie, Rob and Edwards, Claire. 2007. The Geographies of Disability: Reflections on the Development of a Sub-Discipline. Geography Compass, 1(3), pp. 623-640. ISSN 1749-8198) [Article]

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Geographers’ interest in the subject of disability has traditionally been confined to particular parts of the discipline, and usually been of marginal interest to most academics. This has mirrored a broader antipathy to the study of disability in the social sciences although, in recent years, geographical scholarship about space, place, and disability has proliferated. In this review paper, we outline and assess the significance of this trend, and we comment on the importance of theoretical and methodological developments in the sub-discipline. In doing so, we anticipate the ways in which studies of geography and disability are likely to evolve.

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Sociology > Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR)


1 June 2007Published

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