The Fantasy of Disability: Images of Loss in Popular Culture

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What are the unconscious fantasies circulating in representations of disability? What role do these fantasies play in defining the condition of disability? What can these fantasies teach us about human vulnerability writ large? The Fantasy of Disability explores how popular culture texts, such as Degrassi: The Next Generation and Glee, fantasize about what life with a physical disability must be like, while at the same time exerting tremendous pressure on disabled individuals to conform their identity and behaviour to fit ...

The Fantasy of Disability: Images of Loss in Popular Culture 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472467966

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