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dc.contributor.authorHaller, Beth A.
dc.contributor.authorDorries, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorRahn, Jessica
dc.contributor.departmentTowson University. Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studiesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-18T14:46:36Z
dc.date.available2018-06-18T14:46:36Z
dc.date.issued2006-01
dc.description.abstractThis study examines disability terminology to explore how the news media frame cultural representations of the disability community. More specifically, the paper examines the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on journalist’s language choices about disability topics. A content analysis of news stories using disability terms in The Washington Post and The New York Times during the past decade was conducted. The paper illustrates that disability community identity continues to be formed, transformed and maintained through news media presentations of disability terminology. The paper argues that the US Disability Rights Movement had some success during the 1990s in putting forth language that advances its aims, though the study also suggests that some journalists continue to use terms that perpetuate limiting, narrow stereotypes about people with disabilities.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687590500375416en_US
dc.formatapplication/pdf
dc.format.extent16 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2QF8JN6Q
dc.identifier.citationHaller B, Dorries B, Rahn J. Media labeling versus the US disability community identity: A study of shifting cultural language. Disability & Society [serial online]. January 2006;21(1):61-75. Available from: PsycINFO, Ipswich, MA. Accessed June 13, 2018.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0968-7599
dc.identifier.issn1360-0508
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687590500375416
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/10924
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTowson University
dc.relation.ispartofDisability & Society
dc.subjectAmericans with Disabilities Acten_US
dc.subjectUS Disability Rights Movementen_US
dc.subjectDisability communityen_US
dc.subjectDisability community and the mediaen_US
dc.subjectDisability and languageen_US
dc.titleMedia labeling versus the US disability community identity: a study of shifting cultural languageen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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