Encyclopedia Of Disability
Edited by Gary L. Albrecht
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Encyclopedia Of Disability by Gary L. Albrecht
Book Description"The Encyclopedia of Disability" is an award-winning five-volume set from SAGE Reference, awarded Best Reference 2005 award from the "Library Journal" along with an Outstanding Award from the American Library Association's "Booklist journal". It represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. More than 500 world-renowned scholars have written over 1000 entries, in a clear, accessible style, with the desire to bring all students, researchers, and interested readers closer to the daily experience of disability. The first four volumes cover disability in an A to Z format, including a reader's guide, comprehensive bibliography and index. Volume five contains a wealth of primary source documents in the field of disability, everything from photographs to correspondence to excerpts from movie scripts, and more. Sample entries are available to download from the resources section of the website - click on sample chapters and resources to see more. "The Encyclopedia of Disability" is a must-have reference for all academic libraries, large public libraries and any social science, medical, legal, or governmental reference collections. Non-governmental organizations, charitable foundations and law firms will also want to add this set to their collections. The senior editors for this book include: Jerome Bickenbach, Queen's University; Scott Brown Dudley Childress, Northwestern University Medical School; Joseph Flaherty, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago; Allen Heinemann, Northwestern University; Tamar Heller, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago; Christopher Keys, University of Illinois at Chicago; David Mitchell, University of Illinois at Chicago; Trevor Parmenter, University of Sydney, Australia; Mairian Scott-Hill, Marsh Hills Cottage; Tom Shakespeare, University of Newcastle; Sharon Snyder, University of Illinois at Chicago; and, Henri-Jacques Stiker, University of Paris. The key themes in this book include: Conditions; Therapies; Biographies/History; Laws; Policy; Consumer Organizations/Advocacy; Definition/Concepts; Movement; Ideology; International Developing Countries; Cultural Differences; Professional and Lay Cultures; Interventions; Prevention; Identity and Representation; Products/Technology/Assisted Devices; Social Political; Universal Design/Architecture/Physical Environment; Outcomes/Efficacy; Cross Cultural/Cross National; and, Journals/Resources. Gary L Albrecht is Professor of Public Health and of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761925651
(280mm x 216mm x 229mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Handbook of Disability Studies, Paperback (July 2003)
Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world, this book engages readers in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in a historical and cultural context. It is suitable for disabled people, scholars, policy makers and activists.
Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Gary L. Albrecht
This book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine.
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Author Biography - Gary L. Albrecht
Gary L. Albrecht is 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 of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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. Since retiring from the UIC in 2005, he divides his time between Europe and the United States. He works in Boulder, Colorado and Brussels, Belgium. He was recently a Scholar in Residence at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (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
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