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  • Disability Media Studies
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  • Elizabeth Ellcessor
  • 2017
  • Published by: NYU Press
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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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Chapters by Topic (Medium)
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Toward a Disability Media Studies
  2. Elizabeth Ellcessor, Mack Hagood, and Bill Kirkpatrick
  3. pp. 1-28
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  1. Part I. Access and Media Production
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. 1. Kickstarting Community: Disability, Access, and Participation in My Gimpy Life
  2. Elizabeth Ellcessor
  3. pp. 31-51
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  1. 2. After School Special Education: Sex, Tolerance, and Rehabilitative Television
  2. Julie Passanante Elman
  3. pp. 52-84
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  1. Part II. Disability and Race
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. 3. Throw Yo’ Voice Out: Disability as a Desirable Practice in Hip-Hop Vocal Performance
  2. Alex S. Porco
  3. pp. 87-106
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  1. 4. How to Stare at Your Television: The Ethics of Consuming Race and Disability on Freakshow
  2. Lori Kido Lopez
  3. pp. 107-126
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  1. Part III. Disability and Gender
  2. pp. 127-128
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  1. 5. Prosthetic Heroes: Curing Disabled Veterans in Iron Man 3 and Beyond
  2. Ellen Samuels
  3. pp. 129-151
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  1. 6. “It’s Not Just Sexism”: Feminization and (Ab)Normalization in the Commercialization of Anxiety Disorders
  2. D. Travers Scott and Meagan Bates
  3. pp. 152-174
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  1. Part IV. Disability and Celebrity Culture
  2. pp. 175-176
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  1. 7. One of Us?: Disability Drag and the Gaga Enfreakment of Fandom
  2. Krystal Cleary
  3. pp. 177-196
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  1. 8. Disability, Global Popular Media, and Injustice in the Trial of Oscar Pistorius
  2. Katie Ellis and Gerard Goggin
  3. pp. 197-221
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  1. 9. Autism in Translation: Temple Grandin as the Autistic Subject
  2. Tasha Oren
  3. pp. 222-244
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  1. Part V. Disability and Temporality
  2. pp. 245-246
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  1. 10. How to Get through the Day with Pain and Sadness: Temporality and Disability in Graphic Novels
  2. Shoshana Magnet and Amanda Watson
  3. pp. 247-271
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  1. 11. Any Day Now: Queerness, Disability, and the Trouble with Homonormativity
  2. Robert McRuer
  3. pp. 272-292
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  1. Part VI. Disability and Technology
  2. pp. 293-294
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  1. 12. The Price of the Popular Media Is Paid by the Effluent Citizen
  2. Toby Miller
  3. pp. 295-310
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  1. 13. Disability and Biomediation: Tinnitus as Phantom Disability
  2. Mack Hagood
  3. pp. 311-329
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  1. 14. “A Blessed Boon”: Radio, Disability, Governmentality, and the Discourse of the “Shut-In,” 1920–1930
  2. Bill Kirkpatrick
  3. pp. 330-354
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  1. Afterwords
  2. pp. 355-356
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  1. 15. Afterword I: Disability in Disability Media Studies
  2. Rachel Adams
  3. pp. 357-364
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  1. 16. Afterword II: Dismediation—Three Proposals, Six Tactics
  2. Mara Mills and Jonathan Sterne
  3. pp. 365-378
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 379-406
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 407-412
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 413-433
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