Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media / Edition 1

Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media / Edition 1

by Gerard Goggin, Christopher Newell
     
 

Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications—such as the Internet, new varieties of voice and text telephones, and digital broadcasting—have created a need for a more innovative understanding of new media and disability issues. This engaging

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Overview

Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications—such as the Internet, new varieties of voice and text telephones, and digital broadcasting—have created a need for a more innovative understanding of new media and disability issues. This engaging analysis offers a global perspective on how people with disabilities are represented as users, consumers, viewers, or listeners of new media, by policymakers, corporations, programmers, and the disabled themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742518445
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Technologies of Disability Chapter 3 Encountering Technology, Media and Culture Chapter 4 Disability in its Social Context Part 5 Networks of Disability Chapter 6 Holding the Line: Telecommunications and Disability Chapter 7 Disability on the Digital Margins: Convergence and the Construction of Disability Part 8 New Mediations of Disability Chapter 9 Getting the Picture on Disability: Digital Broadcasting Futures Chapter 10 Blindspots on the Internet Chapter 11 Cultures of Digital Disability Part 12 Politics of Disabling Digitization Chapter 13 Rewiring Disability

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