Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 53–64 | Cite as

The Sexual Politics of Disabled Masculinity

  • Tom Shakespeare


There is an absence of sociological work on disability and gender, and on disabled masculinity in particular. Disability studies in Britain has largely ignored gendered personal experience, and work on sexuality is usually essentialist. Qualitative research with 21 disabled men reveals the complexity of the issues. Concluding suggestions about the interrelation of masculinity and disability highlight future research areas.

masculinity disability gender sexuality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Shakespeare
    • 1
  1. 1.School of SociologyUniversity of LeedsLeedsEngland

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