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by James I. Charlton


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has been added to your Cart. A defining document in the literature of disability culture. Jim Charlton chronicles both the history and experience of exclusion so familiar to people with disabilities.

has been added to your Cart. But he does it all in a style and with a sensitivity that connects the voices of a unique community to the universal narrative of human rights. This is oral history and political manifesto rich with wisdom and insight on every page. A powerful framing of the question of disability rights an international human rights perspective.

Disability Oppression and Empowerment. University of california press. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London. Michael Masutha and William Rowland, two leaders of Disabled People South Africa, separately invoked the slogan, which they had heard used by someone from Eastern Europe at an international disability rights conference. The slogan’s power derives from its location of the source of many types of (disability) oppression and its simultaneous opposition to such oppression in the context of control and voice.

We’d love your help 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.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

James Charlton has produced a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, he says, is. .His interviews contain striking stories of self-reliance and empowerment evoking the new consciousness of disability rights activists.

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.

James Charlton has produced a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, he says, is rooted in degradation, dependency, and .

James Charlton has produced a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, he says, is rooted in degradation, dependency, and powerlessness and is experi.

Charlton finds an antidote for dependency and powerlessness in the resistance to disability oppression that is emerging worldwide

By James I. Charlton. By James I. Charlton finds an antidote for dependency and powerlessness in the resistance to disability oppression that is emerging worldwide.

This involves national, ethnic, disability-based, or other groups that are often thought to be marginalized from political, social, and economic opportunities.

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-year period with disability rights activists throughout the Third World, Europe, and the United States. Charlton finds an antidote for dependency and powerlessness in the resistance to disability oppression that is emerging worldwide. His interviews contain striking stories of self-reliance and empowerment evoking the new consciousness of disability rights activists. As a latecomer among the world's liberation movements, the disability rights movement will gain visibility and momentum from Charlton's elucidation of its history and its political philosophy of self-determination, which is captured in the title of his book. Nothing About Us Without Us expresses the conviction of people with disabilities that they know what is best for them. Charlton's combination of personal involvement and theoretical awareness assures greater understanding of the disability rights movement.

Comments: (7)

Beahelm
People with disabilities get dumped on, beat up, put upon, and patted on the head. Ever wonder why all the good folks who run those disability charities and NGOs are not disabled? Take back your life with a new attitude. Stop being dumped upon, patted on the head, lied to, dissed and dismissed.
Hellmaster
There are few books that can clarify the civil rights concepts and disability... This is one. I sat in a meeting of a government training program for Fair Housing investigations, and two of the lawyers/instructors as well as the Academy's Director stated that they do not need people with disabilities to be involved with the training or policy decision-making - now I give this book to persons who do not have a disability. What if we plan a celebration of women or Black History Month and only white males were invited?

RedGimp
Flas
The book Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment written by James I Charlton is profound. It really gives an insight to the history, psychosocial history of disabilities all around the world.

It is a profound book (very deep) and at times difficult for sensitive people like me but it is a must read book. I would like for the people in Puerto Rico to read this book to really comprehend the story behind the movement of Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The community of Persons with Disabilities in Puerto Rico need to comprehend deeply the situation that is going on even in Puerto Rico. The system provided in the territory of the United States does not work. On the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico the ADA Law is not enforce. I personally cannot wait until the Ammendment to the ADA Act of 2008 is pass by the Senate and finally signed by the President of the United States.

The "ADA Ammendment Act of 2008" was passed on the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly with 402 votes to 17 NAYS on June 26, 2008.
Siratius
Great book!
Levion
I gave this as a gift to a family member who specializes in disability law and advocacy. She is familiar with local "family level" issues, as well as the national political arena. She said she liked it a lot.
Ustamya
I'd thoroughly recommend this book. It provides a global overview of the disability rights movement, and includes interviews with many activists from different countries. I found it easy to read, and thoroughly interesting.
Kriau
love it
I choose five stars, because I needed this book for my class. It shipped quickly and was very cheap. Just what I needed. It was in great condition and worked well for my class!
Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment download epub
Social Sciences
Author: James I. Charlton
ISBN: 0520224817
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (August 30, 2000)
Pages: 213 pages