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Struggles online over the meaning of 'down's syndrome': a 'dialogic' interpretation
Abstract Bakhtin's suggestion that a unified truth Bakhtin's suggestion that a unified truth demands a 'multiplicity of consciousnesses' seems particularly relevant in the 'globally connected age'. At a time when the {DIY/'punk} ethic' seems to prevail online, and Wikipedia and blogging means that anyone with access to the Internet can enter into public deliberation, it is worth considering the potential for mass communication systems to create meaningful changes in the way that 'disability' is theorized. Based on the findings of qualitative research, this study explores competing interpretations of disability, specifically dialogue online over the meaning of Down's syndrome, from the vantage point of an approach towards language analysis that emanates from the work of the Bakhtin Circle. It will be shown that, suitably revised and supplemented, elements of Bakhtinian theory provide powerful tools for understanding online relations and changes in the notion of disability. It will also be shown that, while activists in the disabled people's movement have managed to effect modest changes to the way that disability is theorized, both online and in the 'real world', there remains a great deal still to be achieved. This study allows us to understand better the social struggles faced by disabled people and the opportunities open to them.people and the opportunities open to them.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Comments Wikipedia is a proper tool to see how the meaning of the concepts has changed and evolved
Conclusion Online relations are said to be global, viOnline relations are said to be global, virtual, ubiquitously mediated and thus malleable. Revised and supplemented, specifically with reference to the social model, elements of Bakhtinian theory provide powerful tools for understanding changes in the meaning of disability. While it may act as an index of changing attitudes, language-use, in itself, can also be seen to have a profound impact in terms of change. Out of the many competing perspectives on Down’s syndrome, and disability in general, there is the potential for meaningful agreement.is the potential for meaningful agreement.
Data source Interview responses  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1177/1363459309358598 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Struggles%2Bonline%2Bover%2Bthe%2Bmeaning%2Bof%2B%27down%27s%2Bsyndrome%27%3A%2Ba%2B%27dialogic%27%2Binterpretation%22  +
Has author Nicholas Cimini +
Has domain Rhetoric + , Health +
Has topic Deliberative collaboration + , Health information source +
Issue 4  +
Month July  +
Pages 398-414  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Health (London, England: 1997) +
Research design Grounded theory  +
Research questions it is worth considering the potential for it is worth considering the potential for mass communication systems to create meaningful changes in the way that ‘disability’ is theorized. Based on the findings of qualitative research, this study explores competing interpretations of disability, specifically dialogue online over the meaning of Down’s syndrome, from the vantage point of an approach towards language analysis that emanates from the work of the Bakhtin Circle.nates from the work of the Bakhtin Circle.
Revid 10,951  +
Theories Elements of Bakhtinian theory provide powerful tools for understanding online relations and changes in the notion of disability
Theory type Explanation  +
Title Struggles online over the meaning of 'down's syndrome': a 'dialogic' interpretation
Unit of analysis Article  +
Url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20603309  +
Volume 14  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , History  + , Discussion and Q&A  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:30:16  +
Categories Deliberative collaboration  + , Health information source  + , Rhetoric  + , Health  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:31:28  +
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