The Case of Clint Hallam's Wayward Hand: Print Media Representations of the ‘Uncooperative’ Disabled Patient

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Campbell, Fiona A. Kumari. 2004. "The Case of Clint Hallam's Wayward Hand: Print Media Representations of the ‘Uncooperative’ Disabled Patient ." Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 18 (3), pp. 443-458. https://doi.org/10.1080/1030431042000256162
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The Case of Clint Hallam's Wayward Hand: Print Media Representations of the ‘Uncooperative’ Disabled Patient

ERA Journal ID34681
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorCampbell, Fiona A. Kumari
Journal TitleContinuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies
Journal Citation18 (3), pp. 443-458
Number of Pages16
Year2004
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1030-4312
1469-3666
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1030431042000256162
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1030431042000256162
Abstract

This article follows the travails of Clint Hallam and the (re)writing of Clint's `hand' in media discourses. It analyses the convergence of the personal tragedy approach to`disability' with the criminalized `hand' (body). I conclude that far from considering new technologies as neutral isolated objects, the practices, coupling and effects of technologies reassert a new and vigorous biomedicalization of species-typical functioning and ultimately protect domains of ableism from critical review.

Keywordstechnology; disability technology; disability studies; ethics transplants
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020441005. Social theory
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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