What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement

What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement

Fred Pelka / Sep 17, 2019

What We Have Done An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement Nothing about us without us has been a core principle of American disability rights activists for than half a century It represents a response by people with disabilities to being treated with scorn a

  • Title: What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement
  • Author: Fred Pelka
  • ISBN: 9781558499195
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nothing about us without us has been a core principle of American disability rights activists for than half a century It represents a response by people with disabilities to being treated with scorn and abuse or as objects of pity, and to having the most fundamental decisions relating to their lives where they would live if and how they would be educated if they Nothing about us without us has been a core principle of American disability rights activists for than half a century It represents a response by people with disabilities to being treated with scorn and abuse or as objects of pity, and to having the most fundamental decisions relating to their lives where they would live if and how they would be educated if they would be allowed to marry or have families indeed, if they would be permitted to live at all made by those who were, in the parlance of the movement, temporarily able bodied In What We Have Done An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement, Fred Pelka takes that slogan at face value He presents the voices of disability rights activists who, in the period from 1950 to 1990, transformed how society views people with disabilities, and recounts how the various streams of the movement came together to push through the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the most sweeping civil rights legislation since passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Beginning with the stories of those who grew up with disabilities in the 1940s and 50s, the book traces how disability came to be seen as a political issue, and how people with disabilities often isolated, institutionalized, and marginalized forged a movement analogous to the civil rights, women s rights, and gay rights movements, and fought for full and equal participation in American society.

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    353 Comments

    1. Bit of a bumpy ride, as oral histories are. Wasn't assigned to read much of pages 400-600, sadly. Hopefully I'll come back and read it later, right now I'm plenty occupied.


    2. Decent collection of interviews but no clear themes or elegant structureThe book collects interviews from major figures in the disability rights movement(s), but it does not discuss themes or trends in a way that yields many deep insights. I would prefer a less encyclopedic and more analytic approach.


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