Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

The Sage Reference Series on Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

The Sage Reference Series on Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions

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The Sage Reference Series on Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions. Edited by Gary L. Albrecht. Los Angeles: Sage Reference, 2013. 8 vols. $600 (ISBN: 978-141298015-9). E-book available, call for pricing.

Much attention is being focused on disability. It is central to the discussions of health care and social welfare policies taking place around the world. It is also of interest due to the" link between disability and poverty" (viii). This series recognizes that there is a wide range of disabilities that can be categorized in the areas of physical, mental, intellectual, and sensory disabilities. This series was not developed around specific disabilities, i.e., Parkinson's Disease, but rather on the majority of topics that confront anyone interested in disability.

The Sage Reference Series on Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions consists of eight volumes. Each volume focuses on a key issue. The volumes are; Ethics, Law and Policy; Arts and Humanities; Employment and Work; Education; Disability Through the Life Course; Health and Medicine, Assistive Technology and Science; and Rehabilitation Interventions. Each volume is written by a different author from the various disciplines that contribute to this work. The authors are very thorough in explaining each issue with regards to disability A nice feature of each volume is a chronology of critical events. This gives the reader a concise snapshot of the history of each particular key issue. Each volume is organized in a similar manner. Readers are given introduction and background information, current issues, critical events, data and statistics, as well as other important information. …

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