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From the periphery : real-life stories of disability

Pia Justesen (Author)
"From the Periphery consists of more than thirty first-person narratives by activists and everyday people who describe what it's like to be treated differently by society because of their disabilities. Their stories are raw and painful but also surprisingly funny and deeply moving--describing anger, independence, bigotry, solidarity, and love, in the family, at school, and in the workplace. Inspired by the oral historians Studs Terkel and Svetlana Alexievich, From the Periphery will become a classic oral history collection that increases the understanding of the lived experiences of people with disabilities, their responses to oppression, and the strategies they use to fight for empowerment. "-- Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2020
Lawrence Hill Books, Chicago, 2020
Case studies
1 online resource (xx, 276 pages)
9781641601603, 9781641601597, 9781641601610, 1641601604, 1641601590, 1641601612
I got angry
What I mean when I talk about disability
No one sees me
Embracing disability
Alone at school
To be loved
There's so much dignity in work
Out in public
I am not inspiring
If nobody thinks I'm worthy, maybe I'm not