Book Series

The scientific book series Disability Studies: Body – Power – Difference examines disability as a historical, social and cultural construction; it deals with the interrelation between power and symbolic meanings. The series intends to open up new perspectives to disability, thus correcting and extending traditional approaches in medicine, special education and rehabilitation sciences. It views disability as a phenomenon of embodied difference. Fundamental cultural concepts of “putting things into order”, for instance normality and deviance, health and illness, physical integrity and subjective identity are thereby discussed from a critical point of view. The book series Disability Studies aims to contribute to the study of the central themes of the Modern age: reason, human rights, equality, autonomy and solidarity in relation to social and cultural developments.

The scientific book series Disability Studies: Body – Power – Difference is published by Professor Anne Waldschmidt (iDiS – International research unit Disability Studies, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Cologne), together with Professor Thomas Macho (Institute for Culture and Art Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin), Professor Werner Schneider (Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Augsburg), Professor Anja Tervooren (Department of Education, University of Duisburg-Essen) and Heike Zirden (Berlin).


Anne Waldschmidt, Werner Schneider (Hg): Disability Studies, Kultursoziologie und Soziologie der Behinderung. Erkundungen in einem neuen ForschungsfeldMarkus Dederich: Körper, Kultur und Behinderung.Eine Einführung in die Disability StudiesTobin Siebers: Zerbrochene Schönheit
Lachen über das Andere. Eine historische Analyse komischer Repräsentationen von BehinderungPolitiken der Normalisierung. Zur Geschichte der Behindertenpolitik in der Bundesrepublik DeutschlandDisability History: Constructions of disability in history. An introduction
Techniken der Behinderung: Der deutsche Lernbehinderungsdiskurs, die Sonderschule und ihre Auswirkungen auf BildungsbiografienAndere BilderFrom Pathology to Public Sphere
Ein Stück normale Beziehung. Zum Alltag mit Körperbehinderung in PaarbeziehungenBlind Spots – eine Filmgeschichte der Blindheit vom frühen Stummfilm bis in die GegenwartCulture – Theory – Disability. Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies