chapter  2
Social science and disability
Pages 19

This chapter will explore how disability has been theorised in the social sciences, notably disability studies (embracing sociological perspectives), History and the spatial disciplines (Geography, Urban Planning and Architecture). Obviously I limit myself by confining this analysis to a chapter-length survey, and the review is necessarily selective. Economics and Anthropology, for example, are not dealt with in any detail, though individual contributions from both disciplines are examined at various points in this chapter and in the remainder of the book. Both disciplines have shown very little theoretical interest in the question of disability.