Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
This study, exploring the messages of the disability press, also utilizes Marxist theory to explain empowerment in the disability community. Although Marxism has significant value for explaining disability oppression, Marx's theory of internal relations, describing an interconnected web of organizational structure and the accompanying relationships, sheds light on the political nature of disability empowerment. A world view characterized by an economic base and social superstructure models an intrinsically enmeshed impairment base and social superstructure model of disability. The covers and cover stories of Mouth, Mainstream, Ragged Edge, and New Mobility magazines are catalogued and a representative sample is analyzed in order to demonstrate the political nature of the disability community's empowerment.
Disability; Press; Spin; Still; Wheel
Journalism; Social structure
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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McCoy, Cindy Schwartz, "The disability press: A wheel still in spin" (1999). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1027.