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Understanding Disability

Deborah Beth Creamer

in Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369151
eISBN:
9780199871193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369151.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter adds complexity to descriptions of disability by introducing distinctions between “impairment,” “disability,” and “handicap.” It also describes the diversity of experiences located ... More


Introduction: Toward a Disability Media Studies

Elizabeth Ellcessor, Mack Hagood, and Bill Kirkpatrick

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this introduction, Elizabeth Ellcessor, Mack Hagood, and Bill Kirkpatrick orient newcomers to the fields of media and disability studies, highlighting key theories, methodologies, and scholarly ... More


Disability Media Studies

Bill Kirkpatrick

Elizabeth Ellcessor (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Disability Media Studies proposes the formation of a field of study, based in the rich traditions of media, cultural, and disability studies. Such a field is necessarily interdisciplinary and ... More


Anxiety, Democracy, and Disability

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Introduction describes dominant approaches to disability--measurement, care, and identity politics--and discusses how these frameworks constrain scholars’ interrogation of the relationship ... More


Afterword II: Dismediation—Three Proposals, Six Tactics

Mara Mills and Jonathan Sterne

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mara Mills and Jonathan Sterne, leading scholars of media technologies who have long incorporated disability into their analyses, propose “dismediation” as one avenue for the cross-pollination of ... More


Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Sean Zdenek

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312644
eISBN:
9780226312811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Situated at the intersection of a number of competing discourses and perspectives, closed captioning offers a key location for exploring the rhetoric of disability in the age of digital media. ... More


Disability: prospects for social inclusion

Carol Thomas

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at Peter's landmark contribution to the sociological understanding of disability and, through his campaigning, to the acceptance of disability rights as a focus for social policy ... More


Civic Disabilities

Andrew Dilts

in Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262410
eISBN:
9780823268986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262410.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Through a close reading of Maryland’s exclusion of both criminals and persons with mental disabilities from the franchise, this chapter shows how such restrictions buttress prevailing 19th century ... More


Conclusion: Compulsory Feralization

in Cultural Locations of Disability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767314
eISBN:
9780226767307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767307.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the status of the field of disability studies as it becomes formally institutionalized in the contemporary American university. While disability studies has opened up new ... More


Filming Down Syndrome

Benjamin Fraser

in Disability Studies and Spanish Culture: Films, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318702
eISBN:
9781846317965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318702.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter analyzes the representation of disability in two films from a Disability Studies perspective: Yo, también (2009, Antonio Pastor and Álvaro Naharro) and León y Olvido (2004, Xavier ... More


Disability Studies and Spanish Culture: Films, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition

Benjamin Fraser

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318702
eISBN:
9781846317965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318702.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This is the first book to use a Disability Studies approach to understanding cultural production in Spain. The author takes on a range of cultural products—from film to literature to the ... More


Afterwords I: Disability in Disability Media Studies

Rachel Adams

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Notable disability studies scholar Rachel Adams reviews the conversation staged in this volume, and identifies several features of the collection that point the way toward a disability media studies: ... More


Research Program

Misa Kayama and Wendy Haight

in Disability, Culture, and Development: A Case Study of Japanese Children at School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199970827
eISBN:
9780199369904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970827.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses some methodological implications of a sociocultural developmental perspective of children’s disabilities, the implementation of the ethnographic research, and the first ... More


Questions of Consent: Rethinking Competence and Sexual Abuse

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The strength of this chapter lies in an examination of pity and competence as thoroughly unhelpful constructs that perceive individuals who experience sexual abuse as deserving of pity and unable to ... More


Screening Sexuality: Media Representations of Intellectual Disability

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Characters with intellectual disabilities largely act as metaphors to facilitate unification of heterosexual family units. A character often symbolizes constructs of love, devotion, and family to ... More


‘It’s complicated’: blending disability and mad studies in the corporatising university

Kathryn Church

in Madness, distress and the politics of disablement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447314578
eISBN:
9781447314608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter seizes the opportunity to think through how Madness became an identifiable and substantive part of the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, Toronto. There are tensions in ... More


Body Genres and Disability Sensations: The Challenge of the New Disability Documentary Cinema

in Cultural Locations of Disability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767314
eISBN:
9780226767307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767307.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter sets out some critical modes of spectatorship generated by conventions of disability portrayal in film. It aims to identify some significant viewing relationships commonly cultivated in ... More


Manufacturing Anxiety: The Medicalization of Mental Defect

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter two explores the history of intellectual disability in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, showing how medical professionals manufactured anxieties around disability to garner ... More


The Disavowal of Disability in Contemporary Contract Theory

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter three argues that John Rawls’s treatment of disability discloses a double disavowal of disability in which Rawls uses disability to define key concepts and then disavows the role disability ... More


Disability and Labor Activism: The Pains and Joys of Coalitions

Kim E. Nielsen

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the difficulties that disability and labor activists have faced when working together. Disability and labor activists, today as well as in the past, have much in common. They ... More


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