An investigation into the representation of disability on UK television and the role programme makers have in altering the stigma attached to disability

Lucas, Molly (2016) An investigation into the representation of disability on UK television and the role programme makers have in altering the stigma attached to disability. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The UK is a very diverse country; with ever-changing ideas. Disability is one factor in the UK that has always had a variety of views, both positive and negative. Everyday, the stigma that is attached to disability is being challenged, and the prejudices that society holds on it are becoming more apparent – especially through the use of television. In recent years, it could be believed that disabilities have been more acknowledged in society, however this doesn’t mean that the discrimination towards disabled individuals is disappearing, and this is something that will be discussed through this thesis. The project aims to look into the representation of disability, or lack of it in the TV industry – and note how programme makers are using various genres to show different aspects of the disabled community on television.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 15:09
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 15:09
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21387

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