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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


Introduction

Kylee-Anne Hingston

in Articulating Bodies: The Narrative Form of Disability and Illness in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620757
eISBN:
9781789629491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620757.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Prompted by Victorians’ frequent conflation of body and text, the introduction argues that Victorian fiction’s narrative form, specifically plot structure and focalization, contributed to the ... 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


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


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


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


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


Where culture really matters: disability and well-being in Yemen

Benedicte Ingstad, Arwa Baider, and Lisbet Grut

in Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows a situation in which culture makes the difference in the life situation of poor disabled women and men. It concentrates on data from Yemen, mainly qualitative interviews with 35 ... 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


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


Introduction

Encarnación Juárez-Almendros

in Disabled Bodies in Early Modern Spanish Literature: Prostitutes, Aging Women and Saints

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940780
eISBN:
9781786945013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940780.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction defines and describes the academic field of disabilities studies. It explains the different models of disability, --social, medical, religious, constructionist-- as well as the ... More


Articulating Bodies: The Narrative Form of Disability and Illness in Victorian Fiction

Kylee-Anne Hingston

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620757
eISBN:
9781789629491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Articulating Bodies investigates the contemporaneous developments of Victorian fiction and disability’s medicalization by focusing on the intersection between narrative form and the body. The book ... More


Life: The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Papers and Other-Than-Humanist Ontologies

Suzanne Bost

in Shared Selves: Latinx Memoir and Ethical Alternatives to Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042799
eISBN:
9780252051654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042799.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Examines little-known works by acclaimed Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa, who died from complications related to diabetes in 2004. Building from recent insights in disability studies, particularly ... 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


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


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


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


Caring, Disability Studies, and Narrative Structure

Roberta Seelinger Trites

in Twenty-First-Century Feminisms in Children's and Adolescent Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813800
eISBN:
9781496813848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813800.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As enacted in the twenty-first century study of children’s and adolescent literature, Disability Studies, feminist narrative theory, and feminist reader response theory emphasize material aspects of ... More


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