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Disability and popular culture : focusing passion, creating community and expressing defiance

Author: Katie Ellis
Publisher: Surrey : Ashgate, [2015] ©20 ©2015
Series: Cultural politics of media and popular culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a response to real or imagined subordination, popular culture reflects the everyday experience of ordinary people and has the capacity to subvert the hegemonic order. Drawing on central theoretical approaches in the field of critical disability studies, this book examines disability across a number of internationally recognised texts and objects. While acknowledging that disability features in popular culture in  Read more...
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Ellis, Katie, 1978-
Disability and popular culture.
Burlington : Ashgate, 2015
(DLC) 2014030616
(OCoLC)891494656
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katie Ellis
ISBN: 9781472411792 147241179X 9781472411808 1472411803
OCLC Number: 895258019
Description: 1 online resource (x, 201 pages)
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction: producerly disability --
Our moment in time : the transitory and concrete value of disability toys --
Contemporary beauty-ism --
Spaces of cultural mediation : the science fiction cinema of the third stage of disability --
Among the leading characters on television --
Enfreaking popular music : making us think by making us feel --
Controlling the body : sport, disability and the construction of ability --
Disability and spreadable media : access, representation and inspiration porn --
Conclusion : focusing passion, creating community, expressing defiance --
References --
Filmography.
Series Title: Cultural politics of media and popular culture.
Responsibility: Katie Ellis.

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