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Author Charlton, James I.

Title Nothing about us without us : disability oppression and empowerment / James I. Charlton

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 197 pages)
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Contents COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; THE ARGUMENT; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PEOPLE INTERVIEWED; PART I. INTRODUCTION; 1. Nothing About Us Without Us; PART II. DISABILITY OPPRESSION AND EVERYDAY LIFE; 2. The Dimensions of Disability Oppression: An Overview; 3. Political Economy and the World System; 4. Culture(s) and Belief Systems; 5. Consciousness and Alienation; 6. Observations on Everyday Life; PART III. EMPOWERMENT AND ORGANIZATION; 7. Empowered Consciousness and the Philosophy of Empowerment; 8. The Organization of Empowerment; PART IV. CONCLUSION; 9. The Dialectics of Oppression and Empowerment
Summary James Charlton has produced a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, he says, 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. Nothing About Us Without Us is the first book in the literature on disability to provide a theoretical overview of disability oppression that shows its similarities to, and differences from, racism, sexism, and colonialism. Charlton's analysis is illuminated by interviews he conducted over a ten-y
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-194) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Discrimination against people with disabilities.
People with disabilities -- Civil rights.
People with disabilities -- Social conditions.
Sociology of disability.
Stigma (Social psychology)
Disabled Persons.
Human Rights.
Power (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520925440 (electronic bk)
0585047790 (electronic bk)
9780520925441 (electronic bk)
9780585047799 (electronic bk)