The SAGE Reference Series on Disability

The SAGE Reference Series on Disability Key Issues and Future Directions

© 2013 | 2 816 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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

"Parents, educators, and others working with the disabled will appreciate the material on the current state of the field, along with the three chapters of resources and data."

Sara Rofofsky Marcus
Queensborough Community College Library
Library Journal

...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.

Ken Black
Key features
  • Each volume devoted to a key issue within the field, e.g., education, economics, health, law and policy, etc.
  • Draws on renowned authors from the varied contributing disciplines, including medicine, physical and occupational therapy, human services, and the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Written in an engaging style and in a concise, consistent and accessible format designed to stimulate student thought and discussion and to serve as a springboard for further exploration via annotated recommended readings and extensive compiled resources.
  • Available in both print and electronic formats.

For instructors

This book is not available as a review copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781412980159