From the Periphery by Pia Justesen audiobook

From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability

By Pia Justesen
Foreward by Tom Harkin
Read by Cindy Kay , Coleen Marlo , and Jonathan Todd Ross

Tantor Audio 9781641601580
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $42.99

    ISBN: 9781630150600

From the Periphery consists of more than thirty first-person narratives of everyday people who describe what it's like to be treated differently by society because of their disabilities. The stories are raw and painful, but also surprisingly funny and deeply inspiring. The oral histories describe anger, independence, bigotry, solidarity, and love—in the family, at school, and at the workplace. Inspired by the oral historians Studs Terkel and Svetlana Alexievich, From the Periphery will become a classic collection that increases understanding of the lived experiences of people with disabilities.

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From the Periphery consists of more than thirty first-person narratives of everyday people who describe what it's like to be treated differently by society because of their disabilities. The stories are raw and painful, but also surprisingly funny and deeply inspiring. The oral histories describe anger, independence, bigotry, solidarity, and love—in the family, at school, and at the workplace. Inspired by the oral historians Studs Terkel and Svetlana Alexievich, From the Periphery will become a classic collection that increases understanding of the lived experiences of people with disabilities.

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Author Bio: Pia Justesen

Author Bio: Pia Justesen Pia Justesen is a Danish human rights lawyer, professor, and writer who moved to the United States in 2014. In Chicago she has taught disability rights at the University of Illinois and worked with the independent living organization Access Living. She has an extensive list of publications on human rights and discrimination issues. She lives with her family in Evanston, Illinois.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English