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ERIC Number: ED311476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 37
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A Theoretical Framework for Studying Media Portrayal of Persons with Disabilities.
Clogston, John S.
Arguing that little research has been done on media portrayals of persons with disabilities, this paper reviews mass communication content studies of media portrayal of women and blacks in terms of deviance and minority group theories, and also reviews studies of media treatment of persons with disabilities from the rehabilitation and education literature. The review reveals that few content studies of these groups are theoretically based. Most answer research questions or test hypotheses which are quasi-theoretical or based on no explicit theory at all; in addition, virtually none of the studies of media portrayals of persons with disabilities comes from researchers in the field of mass communication. The paper concludes with an agenda for research of media portrayal of persons with disabilities based on the theoretical models presented. (Nine pages of references are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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