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The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

1st Edition

Edited by Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Beth Haller, Rosemary Curtis

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456 pages

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An authoritative and indispensable guide to disability and media, this thoughtfully curated collection features varied and provocative contributions from distinguished scholars alongside next-generation research leaders.

Disability and media has emerged as a dynamic and exciting area of contemporary culture and social life. Media–– especially digital technology –– play a vital role in disability transformations, with widespread implications for global societies and how we understand communications. This book addresses this development, from representation and audience through technologies, innovations, and challenges of the field. Through the varied and global perspectives of leading researchers, writers, and practitioners, including many authors with lived experience of disability, it covers a wide range of traditional, emergent, and future media forms and formats.

International in scope and orientation, The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media offers students and scholars alike a comprehensive survey of in the intersections between disability studies and media studies.

This book is available as an accessible eBook. For more information, please visit https://taylorandfrancis.com/contact/rights-and-permissions/alternative-formats/.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Disability and Media––an Emergent Field

GERARD GOGGIN, KATIE ELLIS, BETH HALLER, AND ROSEMARY CURTIS

PART I

Imagining and Representing Disability

Disability Imaginaries in the News

TANYA TITCHKOSKY

What’s It All Worth? The Political Economy of Disability Representation in Indian Media

NOOKARAJU BENDUKURTHI AND USHA RAMAN

Decolonizing the Dynamics of Media Power and Media Representation Between 1830 and 1930: Australian Indigenous Peoples with Disability

JOHN GILROY, JO RAGEN AND HELEN MEEKOSHA

Featuring Disabled Women in Advertisements: The Commodification of Diversity?

ELLA HOUSTON

Still Playing It Safe: A Comparative Analysis of Disability Narratives in The Sessions, Breathing Lessons, and "On Seeing A Sex Surrogate"

JONATHAN BARTHOLOMY

Mental Distress, Romance and Gender in Contemporary Films: Greenberg and Silver Linings Playbook

ALISON WILDE

Still Julianne: Projecting Dementia on the Silvering Screen

SALLY CHIVERS

Authentic Disability Representation on U.S. Television Past and Present

BETH HALLER

The Spectacularization of Disability Sport: Brazilian and Australian Newspaper photographs of 2012 London Paralympic Athletes

TATIANE HILGEMBERG, KATIE ELLIS AND MADISON MAGLADRY

George R. R. Martin and the Two Dwarfs

MIA HARRISON

Embodying Metaphors: Disability Tropes in Political Cartoons

BETH HALLER

Resisting Erasure: Reading (Dis)ability and Race in Speculative Media

SAMI SCHALK

PART II

Audience, Participation, and Making Media

Producerly Disability Popular Culture: The collision of critical and receptive attitudes

KATIE ELLIS

The Bodies of Film Club: Disability, Identity, and Empowerment

FIONA WHITTINGTON-WALSH, AND KYA BEZANSON, CHRISTIAN BURTON, JACI MACKENDRICK, KATIE MILLER, EMMA SAWATZKY, COLTON TURNER

Disability Narratives in the News Media: A Spotlight on Africa

OLUSOLA OGUNDOLA

Disabled Media Creators in Afghanistan, China and Somalia

PATRICIA CHADWICK

Youth with Disabilities in Africa: Bridging the Disability Divide

KIMBERLY O’HAVER

Engaging Accessibility Issues through Mobile Videos in Montréal

LAURENCE PARENT

Pages of Life: Using a Telenovela to Promote the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Brazil

PATRICIA ALMEIDA

How Do You Write That in Sign Language?: A Graphic Signed Novel as Source of Epistemological Reflection on Writing

VÉRO LEDUC

PART III

Media Technologies of Disability

GimpGirl: Insider Perspectives on Technology and the Lives of Disabled Women

JENNIFER COLE AND JASON NOLAN

Digital Media Accessibility: An Evolving Infrastructure of Possibility

ELIZABETH ELLCESSOR

Making the Web More Interactive and Accessible for Blind People

JONATHAN LAZAR AND BRIAN WENTZ

Social Media and Disability—It’s Complicated

MICHAEL KENT

When Face-to-Face is Screen-to-Screen: Reconsidering Mobile Media as Communication Augmentations and Alternatives

MERYL ALPER

Mobile Phones and Visual Impairment in South Africa: Experiences from a Small Town

LORENZO DALVIT

Video on Demand: Is this Australia’s New Disability Divide?

WAYNE HAWKINS

Individuals with Physical Impairments as Life Hackers?: Analyzing Online Content to Interrogate Dis/Ability and Design

JERRY ROBINSON

Interdependence in Collaboration with Robots

ELEANOR SANDRY

PART IV

Innovations, Challenges, and Future Terrains of Transformation

Dropping the Disability Beat: Why Specialized Reporting Doesn’t Solve Disability (Mis)representation

CHELSEA TEMPLE JONES

Advertising Disability and the Diversity Directive

JOSH LOEBNER

Disability Advocacy in BBC’s Ouch and ABC’s Ramp Up

SHAWN BURNS

Representing Difference: Disability, Digital Storytelling, and Public Pedagogy

CARLA RICE AND ELIZA CHANDLER

Needs Must: Digital Innovations in Disability Rights Advocacy

FILIPPO TREVISAN

Disability Media Work

KATIE ELLIS AND MELISSA MERCHANT

Books and People with Print Disabilities: Public Value and the International Disability Human Rights Agenda

DAVID ADAIR AND PAUL HARPUR

About the Editors

Katie Ellis is Associate Professor in Internet Studies andDirector of the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University (Australia). She has worked with people with disabilities in government, academia and the community. She has authored and edited fifteen books and numerous articles on the topic, including two award-winning papers on digital access and social inclusion.

Gerard Goggin is Wee Kim Wee Chair in Communication Studies at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Since 2011, he has been Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. With Christopher Newell, he authored the highly influential Digital Disability (2003) and Disability in Australia (2005; winner of the Australian Human Rights Commission Arts Nonfiction Award). Other key books include Normality & Disability: Intersections Among Norms, Laws and Culture (2018; with Linda Steele and Jess Cadwallader), and Listening to Disability: Voices of Democracy (2020; with Cate Thill and Rosemary Kayess).

Beth Haller is the author of Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media (2010) and the editor of Byline of Hope: Collected Newspaper and Magazine Writing of Helen Keller (2015). She has been researching news and entertainment media images of disability since 1991. She is currently Professor of Mass Communication at Towson University in Maryland (USA), where she also teaches in the University’s Applied Adult Disability Studies minor. She is an adjunct disability studies professor at City University of New York and York University (Canada).

Rosemary Curtis is a researcher with over 40 years experience specialising in the screen industries. Following 10 years at the library at the Australian Film, TV and Radio School, Rosemary managed the research unit at the Australian Film Commission and Screen Australia from 1990 to 2009. In 2000 Rosemary was awarded the Australian Communications Research Forum award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in an area of Communications.

About the Series

Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies