No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement Review

People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century....

Title:No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
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    No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement Reviews

  • Lightreads

    Hrm. Two not entirely compatible responses here. On the one hand, I want to tell everyone to read this book, because seriously, everyone should read this book. The history of the disability movement i...

  • Elizabeth

    I had to read this for my disability advocacy college course and let me just say that no one should be reading or buying this book anymore. It is in extreme need of an updating. There are a lot of gla...

  • Moira-ji

    I want to comment on the author's continued use of the term "attendant" even after he wrote that the preferred term was "personal assistant". He acknowledged what the preferred term was and then compl...

  • Christian

    I am amazed that this book exists! Reading it a few years ago summed up all of the confused and misplaced feelings of aggression and perplexity that had surrounded my experience as a disabled person. ...

  • Cassio

    Joseph Shapiro's book is intense at times and wide in breadth but it is the seminal, fundamental work on disability rights. Written as part history, part weaving personal stories of people he encounte...

  • Julie

    Required reading for my Disabilities class. I am working on a BA of Human Services degree. I learned that the biggest barriers that people with disabilities face are societal ones that are unfounded. ...

  • Sam

    This book serves as the first true cultural history of the disability rights movement. Shapiro acts partially as a journalist, historian, and an activist in communicating the ideas and ideologies of t...

  • Tanya Roberts

    it is not often a school assigned book can enrich and enlighten your entire life. This is a great brief on a variety of movements regarding rights for the disabled and is sure to cause anyone to serio...

  • Wealhtheow

    "this book is extremely valuable as a survey introduction, and an exercise in consciousness raising. And for that alone, I praise it. But its utility is limited. An excellent place to start and a terr...

  • Britni

    I had to read this book for a class I took and it was engaging. There is so much we as society have forgotten about how we treated people that were in any way different. Its rather astonishing to me t...