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Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment

James Charlton

Abstract

This book is a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, it states, is rooted in degradation, dependency, and powerlessness and is experienced in some form by five hundred million persons throughout the world who have physical, sensory, cognitive, or developmental disabilities. This book provides a theoretical overview of disability oppression that shows its similarities to, and differences from, racism, sexism, and colonialism. The book's analysis is illuminated by interviews conducted over a ten-year period with disability rights activists throughout the Third World, Europe, and th ... More

Keywords: disability oppression, degradation, dependency, powerlessness, racism, sexism, colonialism, disability rights activists, self-determination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780520207950
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520207950.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Charlton, author