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dc.contributor.advisorPreston, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorArenas Velez, Fernando
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-29T05:52:52Z
dc.date.available2008-09-29T05:52:52Z
dc.date.issued2008-03-20
dc.date.submitted2008
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:2381
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/4247
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the audiovisual representation of physical disability in a group of films produced for theatrical and television distribution. The films under study are: Prelude to Happiness (USA, 1974), Passion Fish (USA, 1992), The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro, Spain, 2004), and The Brooke Ellison Story (USA, 2004/TV). The study challenges the critique of media representations of disability as predominantly carriers of stereotypes and producers of harmful effects in the audience --a view emanating from a number of media and disability studies scholars-- with a more personal, hermeneutic approach based on the focus group methodology. It concludes with a discussion of the strategies of interpretation used by these viewers with disabilities to make sense of disability centered films, in the context of a cultural studies model of audience reception theory.
dc.format.extent258 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectCinema
dc.subjectDisability television film cinema audience reception
dc.titleAudience Response & Disability Representation in Four Film and Television Dramas: A Qualitative Audience Study
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberSmall, Edward S
dc.contributor.cmtememberTibbetts, John
dc.contributor.cmtememberBaskett, Michael
dc.contributor.cmtememberStaples, William
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineTheatre & Film
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPH.D.
kusw.oastatusna
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0324-2825
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