A narrative on the token deaf character and how to dissolve it

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dc.contributor.advisor Powell, Jason A.
dc.contributor.author Dooley, Logan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-31T14:43:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-31T14:43:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12
dc.identifier.other A-379
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200858
dc.description.abstract The Deaf Community is rich in culture, yet is not represented frequently in the entertainment media industry today. Films and television shows should strive to be more inclusive of minorities, such as deaf and hard of hearing individuals, who have much to offer and deserve to be visible in such mediums. There are several examp1es of quality portrayals, like that contained in Children of a Lesser God, Switched at Birth, Veronica Mars, and The Sandlot 2, among others. The issue is that these portrayals are few and far between. And, often times, when individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are included in the media, they lose their personality in favor of showing their disability. The truest way to represent the Deaf Community in film and television, is to create complex characters with unique personalities and goals separate from being deaf. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh History.
dc.title A narrative on the token deaf character and how to dissolve it en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1851635


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