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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

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

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520207950.003.0006

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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