Media and People with Disabilities: An Analysis from Sociological Perspective

  • Arti Rai
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  • Arti Rai

    Senior Research Fellow at Department Of Sociology DAV PG Collage, BHU, Varanasi, India.

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I would try to point out in this paper how the media depict the issue faced by vulnerable groups in Indian society and what improvements are recorded by the media for disability, and how it has influenced public perceptions towards disabled people or how disabled groups are excluded and discriminated against in India through the media. This analysis is both qualitative and explanatory and is focused on theoretical discussion. The paper is entirely written on the basis of secondary sources. The oppressed community within society, subjugated by a hegemonic social system, is simply understood by people with disabilities. At different times and locations, various words have been used by people with disabilities. In influencing the public view of disability, the representation of disabled persons in the media plays a major role. Perceptions expressed in the media directly impact the way people with disabilities in today's culture are viewed.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 155 - 160


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