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". . . an impressively comprehensive three-volume compendium of information about human physical and mental disabilities, grounded in exhaustive academic, field, and cutting-edge research. . . . . an exhaustive, in-depth reference enthusiastically recommended for college library and professional practice reference shelves."
Midwest Book Review
"This three-volume set for practitioners, scholars and general audiences features essays that focus on positive approaches for short and long term disability and provide optimistic perspectives on social inclusion that are heralded in the field as an exciting advance. Editors Marshall (educational psychology, Northern Arizona U.), Kendall (health and medical research, Griffith U., Australia), Banks (clinical psychology, U. of Rhode Island) and Gover, an independent writer and consultant, separate these volumes into experience (the definitions, causes and consequences of disability), responses (practice, legal and political frameworks) and context (environmental, social and cultural considerations). Leading experts contribute research and essays on such topics as the challenges of cancer survivors, 'winning' against obesity, mental health disabilities caused by inadequate disaster response, the evolution of disability policy in the United States and global network capabilities for chronic illness and disability."
Reference & Research Book News
"This three-volume set gives a timely presentation of multidimensional, multidisciplinary, and multicultural perceptions and management of disabilities. . . . All the sources demonstrate the most recent developments in different but related fields, and are seamlessly organized and presented as a holistic picture of current disability studies in the world. This pioneering work integrates multiple disciplines in disability studies and should be added to all academic libraries. . . . Essential. All levels/libraries."
"Disabilities fulfills the mission of Perspectives volumes admirably, compiling essays and scholarly chapters that represent a wide range of perspectives varying across types of disabilities."