SOC 401 A: Special Topics In Sociology

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Murderball, Savants, and Crip Art: Disability in Popular Culture

Meeting Time: 
MW 9:30am - 11:20am
MGH 271
Joint Sections: 
DIS ST 430 A
Heather D. Evans

Additional Details:

This course will provide an in-depth examination of the social construction of ‘disability’ reflected in and shaped by popular culture.  As a discussion driven course, together we will critically engage with examples from sports coverage, film, television programs, fashion, and art both by and about disabled people. By examining popular culture through a sociological and Disability Studies (DS) lens, the course will unpack the ways in which disability representations in the media reify, problematize, and/or challenge marginalization of this social status.

Catalog Description: 
Selected topics of contemporary interest taught by a sociologist active in the field. Topics vary and may be substantive, theoretical, or methodological.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
August 7, 2017 - 9:07pm