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Introduction: The Bricolage of Documentary and Disability

Brylla, Catalin and Hughes, Helen (2017) Introduction: The Bricolage of Documentary and Disability In: Documentary and Disability. Palgrave Macmillan UK, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-1-137-59893-6

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Abstract

This is an edited collection of essays exploring the intersection between documentary film and disability studies. It is intended to fill a gap in both disciplines: on the one hand, documentary studies need to discuss contemporary portrayals of disability, practices of disabled filmmakers and industry policies that determine access, inclusion and representation; on the other hand, disability studies need to adopt more explicit methodologies that explore film texts, authorship and spectatorship in order to assess the current situation of disability in the television and independent documentary sector. On a more social level, the purpose of this volume is to address the medial construction of disability and reduce ‘otherness’ as a phenomenon of cultural stigmatisation.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Brylla, CatalinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hughes, HelenH.Hughes@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 5 October 2017
Identification Number : 10.1057/978-1-137-59894-3_1
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2017
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 20 Sep 2017 15:25
Last Modified : 20 Sep 2017 15:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842359

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