Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment by James I. CharltonJames 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. Charltons 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 worlds liberation movements, the disability rights movement will gain visibility and momentum from Charltons 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. Charltons combination of personal involvement and theoretical awareness assures greater understanding of the disability rights movement.
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Nothing about us without us : disability oppression and empowerment
His discussion is buttressed. It is their experiences that make Charlton's arguments and policy suggestions come to life. James I. Charlton, Executive Vice President of Access Living in Chicago, is a frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad on many aspects of disability and the disability rights movement. Political Economy and the World System 4. Culture s and Belief Systems 5.
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This involves national , ethnic , disability-based , or other groups that are often thought to be marginalized from political, social, and economic opportunities. The saying has its origins in Central European political traditions. It was the political motto that helped establish—and, loosely translated into Latin, provided the name for—Poland's constitutional legislation, Nihil novi , which first transferred governing authority from the monarch to the parliament. It subsequently became a byword for democratic norms. In this use, it is closely analogous to one of the most familiar slogans of the American Revolutionary War , ' No taxation without representation '.