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Module Reading List

Disability, Inclusion & the Life Course, 2017/18, Semester 2
David Saltiel
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

You must adhere strictly to the conventions for using the Harvard standard as indicated on the library web page. The electronic link to this is: http://library.leeds.ac.uk/referencing

Essential Reading

Texts that provide excellent coverage of key issues:

Cree, V. 2010. Sociology for social workers and probation officers (2nd ed). London: Routledge

Payne, G. (ed). 2006. Social divisions . (2nd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Payne, G. (ed.) 2013. Social divisions. (3rd ed). basingstoke: Palgrave

Platt, L. 2011. Understanding inequalities : stratification and difference . Cambridge: Polity

Thompson, N. 2012. Anti-discriminatory practice (5th ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave

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General texts

You will find these sources useful for a range of issues covered by the module. 

Adams, R, Dominelli, L & Payne, M. 2009. Social work : themes, issues and critical debates (3rd ed) Basingstoke: Palgrave

Adams, R, Dominelli, L & Payne, M. 2009. Critical practice in social work . (2nd edition). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Alcock, P. 2006. Understanding poverty (3rd ed) Basingstoke: Palgrave

Banks S. 2006. Ethics and values in social work (3rd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Barry, A-M., & Yuill, C. 2012. Understanding the Sociology of Health (3rd ed). London: Sage 

Bilton, T et al. 2002. Introductory sociology (4th ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Burke, P & Parker, J. 2007. Social work and disadvantage : addressing the roots of stigma through association London, Jessica Kingsley

Burr, V. 2003. Social constructionism . London, Routledge

Clifford, D & Burke, B. 2009. Anti-oppressive ethics and values in social work . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Cunningham J & Cunningham S. 2008. Sociology and social work . Exeter: Learning Matters.

Cunningham J & Cunningham S. 2012. Social policy and social work : an introduction . London: Sage/Learning Matters

Fook, J. 2002. Social work : critical theory and practice . London: Sage

Fulcher, J & Scott, J. 2007. Sociology (3rd ed). Oxford. Oxford University Press.

Giddens, A . 2009. Sociology. . (6th ed). Cambridge: Polity Press

Green, L. 2010. Understanding the life course : sociological and psychological perspectives . Cambridge: Polity

Haralambos, M. & Holborn, M. 2008. Sociology Themes and Perspectives (7th ed). London: Collins
(this edition contains a very useful chapter on age and the life course)

Hockey, J & James, A . 2003. Social identities across the life course Basingstoke: Palgrave

Horner, N. 2009. What is social work? : context and perspectives (3rd ed). Exeter:

Hunt, S. 2005. The life course : a sociological introduction . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Kallen, E. 2004. Social inequality and social injustice : a human rights perspective Basingstoke: Palgrave

Larkin, M. 2011. Social aspects of health, illness and healthcare . Maidenhead: Open University Press

Llewellyn, A., Agu, L. & Mercer, D. 2010. Sociology for social workers . Cambridge: Polity Press

Oak, E. 2009. Social work and social perspectives . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Parrott, L. 2006. Values and ethics in social work practice . Exeter: Learning Matters

Payne, M. 2006. What is professional social work? (2nd ed). Bristol: Policy Press

Pierson, J. 2010. Tackling social exclusion (2nd ed)  . Abingdon: Routledge

Price, V & Simpson G. 2007. Transforming society? : social work and sociology . Bristol: Policy Press

Sheppard, M. 2006. Social work and social exclusion : the idea of practice . Aldershot: Ashgate

Spicker, P. 2007. The idea of poverty Bristol: Policy Press

Thompson N. 2005. Understanding social work : preparing for practice (2nd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Thompson, N. 2007. Power and empowerment Lyme Regis ; Russell House

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Specific texts (note that further resources will be given during the relevant lectures)


Barnes, C. & Mercer, G. 2003. Disability . Cambridge: Polity Press

Burke, P. 2008. Disability and impairment : working with children and families . London: Jessica Kingsley

Cameron C. (ed) 2014. Disability studies : a student's guide. London: Sage

Cleaver, H & Nicholson, D. 2007. Parental learning disability and children's needs : family experiences and effective practice . London: Jessica Kingsley

Goodley, D. 2011. Disability studies : an interdisciplinary introduction. London: Sage

Oliver, M. 1990. The politics of disablement Basingstoke: Macmillan

Oliver, M. & Barnes, C. 2012. The new politics of disablement.. Basingstoke: Palgrave 

Oliver, M & Sapey, B. 2006. Social work with disabled people (3rd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Priestley, M. 2003. Disability : a life course approach . Cambridge: Polity Press

Roulstone, A. & Prideaux, S. 2012. Understanding disability policy. Bristol: Policy Press

Shah, S & Priestley, M. 2011. Disability and social change : private lives and public policies . Bristol. Policy Press

Thomas, C. 2007. Sociologies of disability and illness : contested ideas in disability studies and medical sociology . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Mental Health

Fernando, S. 2001. Mental health, race, and culture (2nd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Karban, K. 2011. Social work and mental health . Cambridge: Polity

Goffman, E. 1961. Asylums : essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmates .Harmondsworth: Penguin

Heller, T et al (eds). 1996. Mental health matters : a reader . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Prior, P. 1999. Gender and mental health . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Rogers, A & Pilgrim, D. 2002. Mental health and inequality . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Rogers, A & Pilgrim, D. 2005. A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness . Maidenhead: Open Univ Press

Tew, J (ed). 2005. Social perspectives in mental health : developing social models to understand and work with mental distress . London: Jessica Kingsley

Webber, M. 2011. Evidence Based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work (2nd ed). Exeter: Learning Matters

Childhood & Youth

Brown, S.2005. Understanding youth and crime : listening to youth? Maidenhead: Open University Press

DUGMORE, P et al. 2006. Youth justice and social work . Exeter: Learning Matters

Fawcett, B, Featherstone, B & Goddard, J. 2004. Contemporary child care policy and practice Basingstoke: Palgrave

Featherstone, B. 2004. Family life and family support : a feminist analysis . Basingstoke: Palgrave

James, A & James, A . 2004. Constructing childhood : theory, policy and social practice .Basingstoke: Palgrave

James, A & Prout, A.1990. Constructing and reconstructing childhood : contemporary issues in the sociological study of childhood . London: Falmer

Kassem, D, Murphy, L. & Taylor, E. 2010. Key issues in childhood and youth studies . London, Routledge

Kehily, M (ed). 2004. An Introduction to Childhood Studies . Maidenhead, Open University Press

Kehily, M (ed). 2007. Understanding youth : perspectives, identities and practices . London: Sage

Muncie, J. 2009. Youth and crime (3rd ed). London: Sage

Paylor, I., Measham, F. & Asher, H. 2012. Social work and drug use . Maidenhead: Open University Press

Simpson, M, Shildrick, T & MacDonald, R. 2007. Drugs in Britain : supply, consumption, and control Basingstoke: Palgrave

Wyness, M. 2006. Childhood and society : an introduction to the sociology of childhood . Basingstoke, Palgrave

Older Age

Lymbery, M. 2005. Social work with older people : context, policy and practice . London: Sage

Phillips, J, Ray, M & Marshall, M. 2006. Social work with older people (4th ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Phillipson, C. 1998. Reconstructing old age : new agendas in social theory and practice . London: Sage

Ray, M, Bernard, M & Phillips, J. 2009. Critical issues in social work with older people . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Tanner D & Harris J. 2008. Working with older people . Abingdon: Routledge

Thompson, N. 2002. Loss and grief : a guide for human services practitioners . Basingstoke, Palgrave

Thompson, S. 2007. Age discrimination . Lyme Regis, Russell House Pub

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The following journal articles are well worth looking at:
Glasby, J. 2005. Direct payments and the social model of disability. Social work & social sciences review : an international journal of applied research. 12 (2) 48-58

Sapey, B & Pearson, J. 2004. Do Disabled People Need Social Workers? Social work & social sciences review : an international journal of applied research. 11(3) 52-70

Tew, J. 2006. Understanding Power and Powerlessness: Towards a framework for emancipatory practice in Social Work. Journal of Social Work 6 (1) 33-51

Tew, J. 2002. Going Social: championing a model of mental distress Social work education. , 21(2) 143-155

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You will be introduced to a range of useful websites throughout the module.
To get you started, one excellent online resource is the archive of the University of Leeds Centre for Disabilities Studies ( http://www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies then click on “resources”). I would particularly recommend within this resource:
Finkelstein, V. 1980. Attitudes and disabled people : issues for discussion . New York; World Rehabilitation Fund.

Barnes C.1990. Cabbage syndrome : the social construction of dependence . Basingstoke; The Falmer Press
Although they’re online you must reference these sources properly as texts if you use them in assignment.

This list was last updated on 30/04/2015