Disability Studies · Media

Disability and New Media

To follow-up Goggin & Newell, the next installment of annotated bib posts is Disability and New Media. For a useful review, check out this piece by Laura Howard for Disability Studies Quarterly. *** This book offers a crucial cultural exploration of how disability (and disability studies) informs and is complicated by web 2.0 environments—a markedly different contribution than… Continue reading Disability and New Media

Disability Studies · Media

Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media

Next up in the annotated bib installment: Digital Disability. *** Digital Disability is frequently cited as an initial and influential exploration of how disability shapes and is shaped by new media and communication technologies. Goggin and Newell take a social constructionist approach to disability and new media, positioning their book as an attempt “to cast… Continue reading Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media