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SAGE presents Arts and HumanitiesFrom the ground-breaking SAGE Reference Series on Disability
Los Angeles – (May 16, 2012) The study of disabilities formerly focused on medical and social aspects. Recently, however, an entirely new discipline has emerged that studies the disability experience from the perspective of the person with the disability. SAGE Reference has published Arts and Humanities, a part of the timely, cross-disciplinary, and issues-based SAGE Reference Series on Disability, to explore how the arts and humanities have been affected by the disability experience and how those with disabilities have influenced the arts and humanities.
Arts and Humanities uses concise and engaging writing to investigate both the works of those with disabilities as well as how disabilities are presented in literature, film, and art. Introducing new trends and resources in the field, it also includes data and statistics, further readings, a guide to organizations, and more, providing an ideal gateway for additional study.
The SAGE Reference Series on Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions was launched in 2011 with the first three (of eight) titles—Disability Through the Life Course, Education, and Health and Medicine—with Ethics, Law, and Policy following in January 2012. In addition to Arts and Humanities, the rest of the series will be published throughout 2012 and will include Assistive Technology and Science, Employment and Work, and Rehabilitation Interventions.
About 50 million Americans—or one in six—currently have a disability, and that number is projected to grow due to the aging of the large baby boomer generation. Because the issues surrounding disability affect not just the disabled but also families, friends, employers, caregivers, and the rest of the community, this book—indeed, the entire series—is an important addition to all public, medical, and academic libraries.
Book editor Brenda Jo Brueggemann is Professor of English at The Ohio State University where she coordinates the disability studies program and has served as a faculty leader for the American Sign Language program. She has written extensively on disability and deaf studies.
Series editor Gary L. Albrecht is a Fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Extraordinary Guest Professor of Social Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium, and Professor Emeritus of Public Health and of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has written and edited prolifically, including editing the five-volume Encyclopedia of Disability (SAGE, 2006).
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. A privately owned corporation, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com
Arts and Humanities - from The SAGE Reference Series on Disability
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- Academic and Student Resources
- African American Studies
- Communication and Media Studies
- Criminology/Criminal Justice
- Gerontology & Aging
- Human Development & Family Studies
- Political Science
- Research Methods, Statistics, and Evaluation
- Social Work
- Women’s Studies
- Aging & Gerontology
- Anthropology & Archaeology
- Area & Ethnic Studies
- Arts & Humanities
- Business & Management
- Clinical Medicine
- Communication & Media Studies
- Counseling & Psychotherapy
- Criminology & Criminal Justice
- Cultural Studies
- Economics & Development Studies
- Family Studies
- Gender & Sexuality Studies
- Geography, Earth & Environmental Science
- Interpersonal/Domestic Violence
- Life & Biomedical Sciences
- Maths, Physics, Chemistry & Computing
- Other Health Specialties
- Politics & International Relations
- Public Health
- Research Methods & Evaluation
- Social Work & Social Policy
- Study Skills
- Theology & Biblical Studies
- Vocational & Professional Studies
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