Employment and Work
- Susanne M. Bruyère - Cornell University, USA
- Linda Barrington - Cornell University, USA
September 2012 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues facing people with disabilities in employment and the work environment. It is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from varied fields making up Disability Studies as volumes examine 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.
"This well-organized, concise volume is interdisciplinary and somewhat international in scope, though the focus is on the US....This volume makes clear the history and thorough research that has been done on this topic....The volume offers a wealth of data and statistics. For readers ranging from generalists to policy makers, this is an excellent place to begin research on this topic. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Academic and public libraries; lower-level undergraduates and up; general readers."
Michigan State University