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Media labeling versus the US disability community identity : a study of shifting cultural language

By: Haller, Beth.
Contributor(s): Dorries, Bruce | Rahn, Jessica.
Series: Disability & Society 21 (1) 2006: 61-75.Publisher: 2006Subject(s): LANGUAGE OF DISABILITY | LEGISLATION | MEDIASummary: Explores how the news media frame cultural representations of the disability community through their use of disability terminology. Examines the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on journalist's language choices about disability topics. Suggests that some journalists continue to use terms that perpetuate limiting, narrow stereotypes about people with disabilities.
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Explores how the news media frame cultural representations of the disability community through their use of disability terminology. Examines the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on journalist's language choices about disability topics. Suggests that some journalists continue to use terms that perpetuate limiting, narrow stereotypes about people with disabilities.

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