ERIC Number: EJ830701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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Reference Count: 92
"Bionic Woman" (2007): Gender, Disability and Cyborgs
Quinlan, Margaret M.; Bates, Benjamin R.
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v9 n1 p48-58 Mar 2009
This paper explores a representation of overlapping categories of gender, disability and cyborgs in "Bionic Woman" (2007). The television show "Bionic Woman" (2007) is a popular culture representation that uniquely brings together these categories. Three themes emerged from an analysis of blogger discourse surrounding the show. The themes reveal significant disempowering potentialities for women, individuals with and without disabilities and cyborgs. Conclusions and implications of these themes are offered.
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Television, Disabilities, Females, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Gender Bias, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Computer Mediated Communication, Assistive Technology
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