Colin Barnes is Professor of Disability Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds and Visiting Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Halmstad, Sweden Geof Mercer is a former Reader in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.
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