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Posted by laura garcia on

“The Dialectics of Multiple Identities and the Disabled People’s Movement.” Taylor & Francis, www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09687599926217

The reason I choose to use this article to help support my research is because it illustrates examples of an array of other aspects that many don’t consider to be aligned with disabled people like considering their gender sexuality or background. It’s vital to understand all the branches of oppression that the disabled community is challenged with and to understand that there isn’t a singular face that represents the community. It’s diverse in its challenges that many have to face separately from their disability like inequality or homophobia. It also delves into the fact that rather to consider the disabled community the minority due to its various ranges of experienced oppression it’s in fact the event of the majority who undergo these obstacles and if one were to ignore that fact they’d also ignore that they are separate individuals from their impairment. Which is why I believe that the highlighted importance of regarding other distinctions within the disabled community discussed in this article gives a better understanding of how disregarded the topic really is. 


.McGill, Hannah. “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.” Sight & Sound, vol. 30, no. 5, May 2020, p. 67. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=142550383&site=ehost-live 

This movie review is beneficial to my topic because it allows for a different perspective to analyze the documentary “Crip Camp” that I’m basing my topic around. Within the review the writer is able to discuss the intricacies within the film and how it affected its intended audience. Also depicts the nuances that made up such a great work of representation in the media that was long overdue. This allows to have a better understanding and perception of how this film impacted others and how the public shifted its perception into a more supportive sentiment towards the disabled community. This helps support my essay since it allows for the realistic reactions expressed in the review that catapulted the realization that we need to bring more attention to this specific topic. 

Barnes, Colin. “A brief history of discrimination and disabled people” (2014). 

The article shows a different part of the world where disabled individuals are also oppressed and lists out the factors that contribute to the constant misunderstanding of the community in Britain. It breaks down the economic, physiological, and ideology beliefs that were based on trying to justify the mistreatment of these individuals. Because of these issues the social response was to normalize the constant disregard without considering the influence that a incapacitated individual backgrounds also was a major target of how they were treated. This is relevant to my topic since it’s able to give a more detailed explanation for the history of the domino effect that was responsible for such a misconstrued understanding and mistreatment towards disabled individuals. 


Blog 6

Posted by laura garcia on

I decided that my analytical essay will revolve around the 2020 documentary “Crip Camp ” which depicts the transition much of an underrated discussion it was, to me at least. It is crucial that we move away from the previous institutionalized perception of disabled individuals as they were boiled down to a caricature that greatly furthered the oppression of the disabled community. As for my thesis, I want to emphasize the normalization that people with disabilities in a “functioning society” were always seen as an afterthought through the lack of integration. Although times are changing it is always vital that we educate ourselves on the history behind what we are able to accomplish today, but the fight still hasn’t fully ended. I’ll be exploring my statement in my research by finding multiple sources to be the foundation of my thesis and the long path to victory that the disabled community had to face to be finally addressed prompted by a younger generation. 

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