Nothing about Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment
"Jim Charlton in a deeply moving work demolishes old myths about disabilities. He reveals in stunning oral histories, conducted in ten diferent ... Show synopsis "Jim Charlton in a deeply moving work demolishes old myths about disabilities. He reveals in stunning oral histories, conducted in ten diferent countries, possibilities yet untapped."--Studs Terkel "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. 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."--John Hockenberry "A powerful framing of the question of disability rights [from] an international human rights perspective. . . . The author's convictions--his commitment, anger, and outrage--energize the book and provide one of its greatest strengths."--Gelya Frank, University of Southern California "A thoughtful piece of work that is important, sorely needed and unique. . . . Anybody interested in disability research and policy will want to read this book."--David Goode, author of "A World Without Words"