Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media (Critical Media Studies: Institutions) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Gerard Goggin is a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland. Christopher Newell is senior lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780742518445
ISBN-10: 0742518442
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: November 19th, 2002
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Critical Media Studies: Institutions