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SAGE Reference Series on Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions

by Gary L Albrecht SAGE Publications, Inc
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Hbk 2816 pages
AU$919.00 NZ$955.65
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The SAGE Reference Series on Disability, from Gary L Albrecht - editor of Handbook of Disability Studies (2003) and Encyclopedia of Disability (2005) - is a cross-disciplinary and issues-based series which incorporates links from varied fields making up disability studies. Including eight volumes, each examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole. The series includes the following volumes: - Ethics, Law and Policy - Arts and Humanities - Employment and Work - Education - Disability Through the Life Course - Health and Medicine - Assistive Technology and Science - Rehabilitation Interventions

...this valuable set contains a gold mine of background information... All types of libraries will find this a useful series. The only decision will be whether to add it to the circulating or reference collection.

Gary L. AlbrechtAis a Fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Extraordinary Guest Professor of Social Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium and Professor Emeritus of Public Health and ofADisabilityAand Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.A After receiving his Ph.D. from Emory University, he has served on the faculties of Emory University in Sociology and Psychiatry, Northwestern University in Sociology, Rehabilitation Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the School of Public Health and in the Department of Disability and Human Development.A Since retiring from the UIC in 2005, he divides his time between Europe and the United States.A He works in Boulder, Colorado and Brussels, Belgium.A He was recently a Scholar in Residence at the Maison des Sciences de laHomme (MSH) in Paris, a visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, the University of Oxford and a Fellow in Residence at the Royal Flemish Academy of Science and Arts, Brussels