Portrayal of persons with disabilities in domestic commercial motion pictures

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Avery en_US
dc.contributor.author Turner, Tanya N.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:00Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1996 .T47 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185989
dc.description.abstract This paper examines attitudes regarding individuals with visible disabilities as portrayed in commercial motion pictures produced in the United States during the period from five years prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to five years afterwards. Mindful of media's role in reflecting society's views, we examined a sample of motion pictures released pre- and post-passage of the ADA to attempt to determine if individuals with disabilities (IWD) were portrayed in more positive manners after passage of the ADA as a measure of the effectiveness of the new law. We found that despite a notable increase in motion pictures portraying IWD after the passage of ADA, the motion picture industry continues to depict IWD in negative ways. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent 30 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Disabilities in motion pictures.
dc.title Portrayal of persons with disabilities in domestic commercial motion pictures en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1032639 en_US


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