This Encyclopedia represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. Originally published in print format in 2005, it provides a fascinating entry into the world of disability where minds are expanded, prejudices shattered, and spirits raised. The experience of exploring the Encyclopedia answers the question: What is disability and why is it important in my life? An international editorial board of seventy-four editors from the Americas, Europe, Australia, India, Japan, and China, all experts in their own sub-fields of disability, developed these volumes. The result is a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices.
Volumes 1 - 4 cover disability A to Z, including a Reader's Guide, comprehensive bibliography, and index and Volume 5 contains a wealth of primary source documents in the field of disability.
- Includes contributions from more than 500 world renowned scholars that 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
Provides written and Web site references to government documents and data that are rich resources to investigate how disability is measured and treated on an international level
Includes a timeline to place the concept of disability in a historical context
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.
This title is available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.