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Nothing About Us Without UsDisability Oppression and Empowerment$
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James Charlton

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780520207950

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520207950.001.0001

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Observations on Everyday Life

Observations on Everyday Life

(p.83) Chapter 6 Observations on Everyday Life
Nothing About Us Without Us

James I. Charlton

University of California Press

The overarching structures of everyday life for people with disabilities are poverty, powerlessness, and backward attitudes (degradation). This chapter describes seven additional features of everyday life that provide a more vivid and complete representation of the limits of the possible for people with disabilities: invisibility; lack of support services; control by charities; hierarchy of disability; vulnerability to violence; inaccessibility; and chasm between rural and urban life. These features have their own peculiar relationships with poverty, powerlessness, and backward attitudes and with each other.

Keywords:   invisibility, support services, charities, poverty, powerlessness, disability

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