Disability Media Studies


Author: Elizabeth Ellcessor,Bill Kirkpatrick
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479867349
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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Introduces key ideas and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions in the emerging field of disability media studies Disability Media Studies articulates the formation of a new field of study, based in the rich traditions of media, cultural, and disability studies. Necessarily interdisciplinary and diverse, this collection weaves together work from scholars from a variety of disciplinary homes, into a broader conversation about exploring media artifacts in relation to disability. The book provides a comprehensive overview for anyone interested in the study of disability and media today. Case studies include familiar contemporary examples—such as Iron Man 3, Lady Gaga, and Oscar Pistorius—as well as historical media, independent disability media, reality television, and media technologies. The contributors consider disability representation, the role of media in forming cultural assumptions about ability, the construction of disability via media technologies, and how disabled audiences respond to particular media artifacts. The volume concludes with afterwords from two different perspectives on the field—one by disability scholar Rachel Adams, the other by media scholars Mara Mills and Jonathan Sterne—that reflect upon the collection, the ongoing conversations, and the future of disability media studies. Disability Media Studies is a crucial text for those interested in this flourishing field, and will pave the way for a greater understanding of disability media studies and its critical concepts and conversations.

Disability and the Media


Author: Katie Ellis,Gerard Goggin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137501715
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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Media is a significant part of contemporary society and culture, and is subsequently crucial to our understanding of disability. How exactly does the media interact with disability and vice versa? Does the media adequately reflect the lives of people with disabilities or offer a means of social inclusion? Does the media perpetuate stigma or deny access to those with disabilities? This concise, integrated introduction to the complex relationship between disability and the media offers a road map to the key areas of participation, access and representation. Bringing together international theoretical work and research on disability, with analysis and examples across a diverse range of media forms – from radio, to news, popular television and new digital technologies – the text explores the potential for establishing a more diverse, rich and just media. It is an invaluable resource for students of Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies and Disability Studies.

Disability Media Work

Opportunities and Obstacles
Author: Katie Ellis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137528710
Category: Social Science
Page: 131
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This book interrogates trends in training and employment of people with disabilities in the media through an analysis of people with disabilities’ self-representation in media employment. Improving disability representations in the media is vital to improving the social position of people with disability, and including people with lived experience of disability is integral to this process. While the media industry has changed significantly as a result of digital and participatory media, discriminatory attitudes around fear and pity continue to impact whether people with disability find work in the media. The book demonstrates no significant changes in attitudes towards employing disabled media workers since the 1990s when the last major research into this topic took place. By focusing on the employment of people with disability in media industries, Katie Ellis addresses a neglected area of media diversity, appealing to researchers in media and cultural studies as well as critical disability studies.

Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies


Author: Katie Ellis,Rosemarie Garland-Thomson,Mike Kent,Rachel Robertson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351053329
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
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This collection identifies the key tensions and conflicts being debated within the field of critical disability studies and provides both an outline of the field in its current form and offers manifestos for its future direction. Traversing a number of disciplines from science and technology studies to maternal studies, the collection offers a transdisciplinary vision for the future of critical disability studies. Some common thematic concerns emerge across the book such as digital futures, the usefulness of anger, creativity, family as disability allies, intersectionality, ethics, eugenics, accessibility and interdisciplinarity. However, the contributors who write as either disabled people or allies do not proceed from a singular approach to disability, often reflecting different or even opposing positions on these issues. Containing contributions from established and new voices in disability studies outlining their own manifesto for the future of the field, this book will be of interest to all scholars and students working within the fields of disability studies, cultural studies, sociology, law, history and education. The concerns introduced here are further explored in its sister volume Interdisciplinary approaches to disability: looking towards the future.

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture, and Media


Author: Bree Hadley,Donna McDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780815368410
Category:
Page: 424
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In the last 30 years, a distinctive intersection between disability studies - including disability rights advocacy, disability rights activism, and disability law - and disability arts, culture, and media studies has developed. The two fields have worked in tandem to offer critique of representations of disability in dominant cultural systems, institutions, discourses, and architecture, and develop provocative new representations of what it means to be disabled. Divided into 5 sections: Disability, Identity, and Representation Inclusion, Wellbeing, and Whole-of-life Experience Access, Artistry, and Audiences Practices, Politics and the Public Sphere Activism, Adaptation, and Alternative Futures this handbook brings disability arts, disability culture, and disability media studies - traditionally treated separately in publications in the field to date - together for the first time. It provides scholars, graduate students, upper level undergraduate students, and others interested in the disability rights agenda with a broad-based, practical and accessible introduction to key debates in the field of disability art, culture, and media studies. An internationally recognised selection of authors from around the world come together to articulate the theories, issues, interests, and practices that have come to define the field. Most critically, this book includes commentaries that forecast the pressing present and future concerns for the field as scholars, advocates, activists, and artists work to make a more inclusive society a reality.

Disability and the Media

Prescriptions for Change
Author: Charles A. Riley, II,II Charles a Riley
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611683939
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
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A journalist's passionate expose of the media's portrayal of the disabled.

New Media Culture: Mediale Phänomene der Netzkultur


Author: Christian Stiegler,Patrick Breitenbach,Thomas Zorbach
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839429072
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
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Das Netz ist eine Brutstätte für mediale Phänomene wie etwa digitale Realitäten, Avatars, Memes, Selfies, Transmedia Storytelling, Shitstorms, Gamification, Ultra Fandom, Big Data oder hybride Medienformen, die direkten Einfluss auf Gesellschaft, Kultur und Wirtschaft haben. Doch welche Auswirkungen hat die Netzkultur auf unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung von Kommunikation, Arbeitsbedingungen, sozialen Beziehungen, Konsumprodukten und ästhetischen Entwürfen? Dieser Band versammelt grundlegende Annäherungen an die medialen Ausformungen digitaler Kulturen und ermöglicht Studierenden und Lehrenden - aber auch Praktiker_innen - verschiedener Disziplinen, diese zu überdenken, weiterzuspinnen und zu hinterfragen. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Henry Jenkins, Ramón Reichert, Judith Ackermann, Jan-Hinrik Schmidt, Stephan Sonnenburg und Roman Rackwitz.

Digital Disability

The Social Construction of Disability in New Media
Author: Gerard Goggin,Christopher Newell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742518445
Category: Computers
Page: 183
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Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications -- such as the Interact, new varieties of voice and text telephones, and digital broadcasting -- have created a need for a more innovative understanding of new media and disability issues. This engaging analysis offers a global perspective on how people with disabilities are represented as users, consumers, viewers, or listeners of new media, by policymakers, corporations, programmers, and the disabled themselves.

The Image of Disability

Essays on Media Representations
Author: JL Schatz,Amber E. George
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476632995
Category: Social Science
Page: 193
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 A mainstay of modern life, the global media gives out information about disabilities that is often inaccurate or negative and perpetuates oppressive stigmas and discrimination. In response to representations that have been incomplete, misguided or unimaginative, this collection of new essays encourages scholars and allies to refashion media so as to disrupt the status quo and move toward more liberatory politics. Images in film, television and social media are assessed through the lenses of disabilities studies, media studies, cultural studies and intersectional studies involving critical race theory and gender.

Disability and New Media


Author: Katie Ellis,Mike Kent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136832653
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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Disability and New Media examines how digital design is triggering disability when it could be a solution. Video and animation now play a prominent role in the World Wide Web and new types of protocols have been developed to accommodate this increasing complexity. However, as this has happened, the potential for individual users to control how the content is displayed has been diminished. Accessibility choices are often portrayed as merely technical decisions but they are highly political and betray a disturbing trend of ableist assumption that serve to exclude people with disability. It has been argued that the Internet will not be fully accessible until disability is considered a cultural identity in the same way that class, gender and sexuality are. Kent and Ellis build on this notion using more recent Web 2.0 phenomena, social networking sites, virtual worlds and file sharing. Many of the studies on disability and the web have focused on the early web, prior to the development of social networking applications such as Facebook, YouTube and Second Life. This book discusses an array of such applications that have grown within and alongside Web 2.0, and analyzes how they both prevent and embrace the inclusion of people with disability.

Digital Anthropology


Author: Heather A. Horst,Daniel Miller
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857852930
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Restricted Access

Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation
Author: Elizabeth Ellcessor
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479867438
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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While digital media can offer many opportunities for civic and cultural participation, this technology is not equally easy for everyone to use. Hardware, software, and cultural expectations combine to make some technologies an easier fit for some bodies than for others. A YouTube video without closed captions or a social network site that is incompatible with a screen reader can restrict the access of users who are hard of hearing or visually impaired. Often, people with disabilities require accommodation, assistive technologies, or other forms of aid to make digital media accessible—useable—for them. Restricted Access investigates digital media accessibility—the processes by which media is made usable by people with particular needs—and argues for the necessity of conceptualizing access in a way that will enable greater participation in all forms of mediated culture. Drawing on disability and cultural studies, Elizabeth Ellcessor uses an interrogatory framework based around issues of regulation, use, content, form, and experience to examine contemporary digital media. Through interviews with policy makers and accessibility professionals, popular culture and archival materials, and an ethnographic study of internet use by people with disabilities, Ellcessor reveals the assumptions that undergird contemporary technologies and participatory cultures. Restricted Access makes the crucial point that if digital media open up opportunities for individuals to create and participate, but that technology only facilitates the participation of those who are already privileged, then its progressive potential remains unrealized. Engagingly written with powerful examples, Ellcessor demonstrates the importance of alternate uses, marginalized voices, and invisible innovations in the context of disability identities to push us to rethink digital media accessibility.

Disability and Popular Culture

Focusing Passion, Creating Community and Expressing Defiance
Author: Katie Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317150368
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
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As a response to real or imagined subordination, popular culture reflects the everyday experience of ordinary people and has the capacity to subvert the hegemonic order. Drawing on central theoretical approaches in the field of critical disability studies, this book examines disability across a number of internationally recognised texts and objects from popular culture, including film, television, magazines and advertising campaigns, children’s toys, music videos, sport and online spaces, to attend to the social and cultural construction of disability. While acknowledging that disability features in popular culture in ways that reinforce stereotypes and stigmatise, Disability and Popular Culture celebrates and complicates the increasing visibility of disability in popular culture, showing how popular culture can focus passion, create community and express defiance in the context of disability and social change. Covering a broad range of concerns that lie at the intersection of disability and cultural studies, including media representation, identity, the beauty myth, aesthetics, ableism, new media and sport, this book will appeal to scholars and students interested in the critical analysis of popular culture, across disciplines such as disability studies, sociology and cultural and media studies.

Disability in the Media

Examining Stigma and Identity
Author: Tracy R. Worrell
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498561551
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 142
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This book takes a unique look at not only the presentation of disability in the media but also how image echoes impact individuals with disabilities and their identities and possible stigmatization. It provides an empirical analysis in the form of two case studies including primary research.

Reframing Disability?

Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics
Author: Daniel Jackson,Caroline E.M. Hodges,Mike Molesworth,Richard Scullion
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317632702
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 270
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The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This social agenda offered the potential to re-frame disability; to symbolically challenge "ableist" ideology and to offer a reinvention of the (dis)abled body and a redefinition of the possible. This edited collection investigates what has and is happening in relation to these ambitions. The book is structured around three key questions: 1. What were the predominant mediated narratives surrounding the Paralympics, and what are the associated meanings attached to them? 2. How were the Paralympics experienced by media audiences (both disabled and non-disabled)? 3. To what extent did the 2012 Paralympics inspire social change? Each section of this book is interspersed with authentic "voices" from outside academia: broadcasters, athletes and disabled schoolchildren.

Disability, Obesity and Ageing

Popular Media Identifications
Author: Debbie Rodan,Katie Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317150104
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Disability, Obesity and Ageing offers an engaging account of a new area of pressing concern, analysing the way in which ’spurned’ identities are depicted and reacted to in televisual genres and online forums. Examining the symbolic power of the media, this book presents case studies from drama, situation comedies, reality and documentary television programmes popular in the UK, USA and Australia to shed light on the representation of disability, obesity and ageing, and the manner in which their status as unwanted and unwelcome identities is perpetuated. A theoretically sophisticated exploration of television as a translator of identity, and the exploration of identity categories in allied virtual spaces, this book will be of interest to sociologists, as well as scholars of popular culture, and cultural and media studies.

The Fantasy of Disability

Images of Loss in Popular Culture
Author: Jeffrey Preston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317032020
Category: Social Science
Page: 170
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What are the unconscious fantasies circulating in representations of disability? What role do these fantasies play in defining the condition of disability? What can these fantasies teach us about human vulnerability writ large? The Fantasy of Disability explores how popular culture texts, such as Degrassi: The Next Generation and Glee, fantasize about what life with a physical disability must be like, while at the same time exerting tremendous pressure on disabled individuals to conform their identity and behaviour to fit within the margins of these societally perpetuated archetypes. Rather than merely engaging with how disability is represented, though, this text investigates how representations of disability reveal their nondisabled producers to be perpetually anxious subjects, doomed to fear not just the disabled subject but the very reality of disability lurking within. Situated at the nexus of disability studies, media studies and psychology, this text presents an innovative way of analyzing representations of disability in popular culture, inverting the psychoanalytic gaze back upon the nondisabled to investigate how disability can become a lens through which to interrogate the normate subject.

Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464964580
Category: Medical
Page: 1409
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Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management. The editors have built Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.