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Disability, Geography of

  • By: Valorie A. Crooks
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The geography of disability is an important and emerging area of human geography scholarship. Research in this area of the discipline has increased over the past two decades, to the point that it is now a distinctive subdiscipline referred to often as the geographies of disability. The nature of research in this subdiscipline has greatly evolved over time due to changes in research interests, the infusion of ideas from other disciplines such as disability studies, the use of a greater range of research methods, and the development of stronger connections with other geographic subdisciplines such as health geography. Much research in the geographies of disability is united by a shared interest in understanding sociospatial experiences of disability and processes of disablement. This entry gives an ...

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