Susanne Hartwig How is Disability Portrayed in Contemporary Culture?
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Unlike in Sociology, extensive research on disability has not been conducted in Cultural Studies. In this video, SUSANNE HARTWIG analyzes the ways in which disability has been portrayed in aesthetic texts and how this has developed over time. While stereotypical and reassuring representations of disability remain the norm, Hartwig observes that more unsettling depictions (which lead readers/spectators to question their assumptions) have become more prominent in recent years. With demographic change and aging populations shifting this subject center stage, Hartwig’s research promises to shed light on cultural representations of disability so that we might better understand how our real-world attitudes can evolve in positive directions.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10657
¿Discapacidad? Literatura, Teatro y Cine Hispánicos Vistos Desde los Disability Studies
- Images of Disability. Literature, Scenic, Visual, and Virtual Arts/Imágenes de la Diversidad Funcional. Literatura, Artes Escénicas, Visuales y Virtuales
- Published in 2018
Espacio(s) Teatrale(s) y Diversidad Funcional
- Susanne Hartwig
- Revista de Literatura
- In Press
La Discapacidad en Escena. Una Búsqueda a Escala Europea
- Susanne Hartwig
- Published in 2019