Introduction: The bricolage of documentary and disability

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

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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 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
Identifier: 10.1057/978-1-137-59894-3_1
Additional Information: Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here:
Subjects: Film and television > Film theory
Film and television > Filmmaking
Media > Media history and theory
Film and television > Television
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Depositing User: Catalin Brylla
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 18:43
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:09


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