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

  • Imrie R
  • Edwards C
  • 48


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A


    Citations of this article.


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 article, 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.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in


  • Rob Imrie

  • Claire Edwards

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free