Disability

Impairment is a fact of the human experience, not the exception. With the right support, having an impairment does not necessarily have to lead to disability. An important aspect of critical study entails analyzing the notion of disability and its representation in literature, film, and popular media.

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Critical disability theory analyzes disability as a cultural, historical, social, and political phenomenon. It examines not bodily or mental impairments but social affordances and norms that stigmatize certain attributes as impairments.

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