Disability and the Media by Katie EllisDisability and the Media by Katie Ellis

Disability and the Media

byKatie Ellis, Gerard Goggin

Paperback | April 30, 2015

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This concise, integrated introduction to the complex relationship between disability and the media offers a roadmap to the key areas of participation, access and representation. Bringing together international theoretical work and research on disability, with analysis and examples across a diverse range of media forms - from radio, to news, popular television and new digital technologies - this unique text explores the potential for establishing a more diverse, rich and just media. Providing an approachable but critical introduction to the field, Katie Ellis and Gerard Goggin show how disability - like the closely connected areas of race and gender - is a pervasive issue in how the media represent society.

Engaging and accessible, this is an invaluable resource for students of Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies and Disability Studies, as well as teachers, researchers, media professionals, policy makers, and anyone interested in the intersections of disability and media.

Katie Ellis is a Senior Research Fellow in Disability, Media and Internet Studies at Curtin University, Australia. She has participated in several feature film and documentary productions in both research and production roles and has mentored people with disabilities interested in film production as part of a Lotterywest funded communi...
Title:Disability and the MediaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.37 inPublished:April 30, 2015Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230293204

ISBN - 13:9780230293205

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Does Disability Matter for Media?.- 2. Understanding Disability and Media.- 3. Media's Role in Disability.- 4. The News on Disability.- 5. Beyond Disabled Broadcasting..- 6. Disability and Media Work.- 7. Conclusion: Doing Justice to Disability and Media.