The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

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The media help shape a range of economic, political, social, cultural, technological and attitudinal issues related to disability, and yet to date, there has not been a single definitive resource for those looking to examine the intersection of disability and media. International in scope, this new companion hopes to fill that gap. A range of leading scholars and practitioners with expertise in disability studies and media offer students and scholars alike a comprehensive survey the state of the discipline, including established research (for instance, in relation to access, and to representation of disability in the press), as well as emerging and cutting edge areas (especially social, mobile, and digital media, as well as the Internet).show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 Halftones, black and white
  • 1138884588
  • 9781138884588

About Katie Ellis

Katie Ellis is a Senior Research Fellow in the Internet Studies Department at Curtin University. Her books include Disabling Diversity; Disability and New Media (with Mike Kent); Disability, Obesity, and Ageing (with Debbie Rodan and Pia Lebeck); Disability and the Media (with Gerard Goggin); and Disability and Popular Culture. Gerard Goggin is a pioneering figure in research on disability and digital technology, through his first book, co-authored with the late Christopher Newell, Digital Disability. His other books include: Global Mobile Media; Cell Phone Culture; Routledge Companion to Mobile Media; Locative Media; Mobile Technology and Place; Internationalizing Internet Studies; Mobile Telecommuniations; and Mobile Phone Cultures. He is the inaugural Professor of Media and Communications in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. Beth Haller is Professor of Mass Communication at Towson University. She is the author of Representing Disability in an Ableist World. She currently maintains a blog on disability issues in the news, Media dis&dat,, as well as a website on media and siability research ( more

Table of contents

I. Histories, Concepts, Theories II. Representation, Language, Narratives III. Disability across Media and Cultural Forms IV. Audiences V. Making Media VI. Media Technologies of Disability VII. Disability Online VIII. Media, Social Change, and Cultural Transformationshow more