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Archive for the 'Disability Studies' Category

22 Apr

Disability: Almost There

I am interested in how prevalent disability is in all manner of cultural formations, and, paradoxically, how invisible. As I watch a film or read a book, I can (or think I can) guess when the impaired character, theme or trope will emerge, and then how she, he or it will serve the plot or […]

01 Mar

Examining Life/Disability

The documentary film Examined Life opened Wednesday, 2/25, at the IFC Theatre in NYC – check their site for schedule for film in NYC (through Tuesday, March 3), and then check film’s website for screenings around country.
“EXAMINED LIFE takes philosophy out of the classroom and into the street, as filmmaker Astra Taylor (Zizek!) accompanies a […]

11 Mar

Disability Imagery In Advertising - Objectives and Consequences

There are a couple of new advertisements - both television and print for the Lincoln MKZ that feature disabled triathlete Sarah Reinersten. The ads are part of a new campaign by Lincoln called “Dreams.” The print ad is below:

[A young, athletic, white woman in sports clothes with one
prosthetic running leg doing stretches on […]

07 Mar

The Responsibility Project

Some of you may have seen the new Liberty Mutual advertisement about a disabled woman on a mission. If you haven’t seen it on TV, check it out here on youtube.
It is important to let them know what the disability community thinks about this initiative.  Make it a point to go to their […]

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