Mass Media: Media representations of disability

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1. Who found that TV and press reporting of people suffering mental disabilities often focuses on violent incidents despite the fact that only a tiny minority of people with mental health impairments are potentially violent?

  • Barnes
  • Philo
  • GUMG
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2. What is meant by the stereotype "as an object of violence"?

  • when disabled people featured in TV drama - 3 times more likely than able bodied characters to be killed off - reinforces idea of the disabled as victims
  • (using this for definition purposes)

3. Which group did Ross and Sancho identify as being especially irritated by portrayals of miraculous cures and a lack of reality?

  • Elders
  • Children
  • Young Adults

4. What is meant by the stereotype "as super cripples"?

  • disabled are often portrayed as having special powers
  • (using this for definition purposes)

5. Who found 6 stereotypes of disabled people?

  • Philo
  • Barnes
  • Roper


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