As the relationships between the human condition and the disability condition, between
disabled persons and the "world's poor," and among disabled persons themselves are examined,
a periphery within the surplus population wherein reside the vast majority of disabled persons
is revealed. That is to say, as greater degrees of specificity regarding the condition of disability
and disabled persons are pursued, a variety of factors, contingencies, histories, and types of
impairment that situate disabled persons uniquely at the extreme edge of the poorest and
most marginal, as "double outcast," are uncovered.