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Encyclopedia of Disability

Gary L Albrecht University of Illinois at Chicago
© 2006   2936 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
Individual Purchasers
Hardcover ISBN: 9780761925651 £680.00

Library Journal Best Reference 2005

Booklist Editor's Choice 2006

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 & 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.

Senior Editors

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, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago

David Mitchell, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago

Trevor Parmenter, University of Sydney, Australia

Mairian Scott-Hill, Marsh Hills Cottage

Tom Shakespeare, University of Newcastle

Sharon Snyder, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago

Henri-Jacques Stiker, Univeristy of Paris

Key Themes






Consumer Organizations/Advocacy


Movement Ideology

International Developing Countries/Cultural Differences

Professional and Lay Cultures



Identity and Representation

Products/Technology/Assisted Devices

Social Political

Universal Design/Architecture /Physical Environment


Cross Cultural/Cross National


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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