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Disability Media Studies

Elizabeth Ellcessor and Bill Kirkpatrick


Disability Media Studies proposes the formation of a field of study, based in the rich traditions of media, cultural, and disability studies. Such a field is necessarily interdisciplinary and diverse, arising from cross-pollinating conversations and engagements. Thus, this collection offers fourteen chapters written by scholars located in a variety of disciplinary homes, all exploring media artifacts in light of disability. Additionally, two afterwords—by Rachel Adams, and Mara Mills and Jonathan Sterne—reflect upon the collection, the ongoing conversations, and the future of disability media ... More

Keywords: disability, media, culture, film, television, disability media studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479867820
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Ellcessor, editor
University of Virginia

Bill Kirkpatrick, author
Denison University

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Elizabeth Ellcessor, Mack Hagood, and Bill Kirkpatrick

Part I Access and Media Production

1 Kickstarting Community

Elizabeth Ellcessor

2 After School Special Education

Julie Passanante Elman

Part II Disability and Race

3 Throw Yo’ Voice Out

Alex S. Porco

Part III Disability and Gender

5 Prosthetic Heroes

Ellen Samuels

6 “It’s Not Just Sexism”

D. Travers Scott and Meagan Bates

Part IV Disability and Celebrity Culture

7 One of Us?

Krystal Cleary

Part V Disability and Temporality

10 How to Get through the Day with Pain and Sadness

Shoshana Magnet and Amanda Watson

11 Any Day Now

Robert McRuer

Part VI Disability and Technology

14 “A Blessed Boon”

Bill Kirkpatrick


15 Afterwords I

Rachel Adams

16 Afterword II

Mara Mills and Jonathan Sterne