Library Journal Best Reference 2005
Booklist Editor's Choice 2006
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.
Jerome Bickenbach, Queen's University
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
International Developing Countries/Cultural Differences
Professional and Lay Cultures
Identity and Representation
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.