As some of you may be aware, we were pleased to publish a new title in the Disability Press book series this month, as follows: 

Implementing the Social Model of Disability: Theory and Research

Edited by Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

This book contains 13 chapters on the theoretical and research implications of the social model of disability. Over the last three decades disability activists have established the social model of disability as a comprehensive critique of mainstream academic theories and policy approaches. The contributors, including established figures and newcomers to the field, raise a number of important controversies and concerns central to theorising and researching disability in the 21st century. Taken together they provide ample testimony to the continuing vitality of debates around the social model in disability studies. It will prove to be an invaluable addition to the growing body of knowledge that underpins disabled people's ongoing struggle for a fair and just society.        

'Implementing the Social Model of Disability: Theory and Research' is also available at no additional cost on CD, in PDF format, for ease of access for people with visual or communication related impairments.  

'Implementing the Social Model of Disability: Theory and Research' is only available by mail order 

at: 16.50 including postage and packing (20% discount for orders of four or more) 

Payment may be by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) via telephone, fax, email, or by Stirling cheque drawn on a UK bank (payable to the University of Leeds). To order contact Marie Ross
(44) 113 3434407  (tel. and minicom)
(44) 113 3434415 (fax)
email: [log in to unmask]
or by post at:

Centre for Disability Studies, 
School of Sociology and Social Policy,
University of Leeds, 

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