Reframing disability in manga

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Full title: Reframing disability in manga / Yoshiko Okuyama.
Main author: Okuyama, Yoshiko, (Author)
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Summary: "Reframing Disability in Manga analyzes popular Japanese manga published from the 1990s to the present that portray the everyday lives of adults and children with disabilities in an ableist society. It focuses on five representative conditions currently classified as shōgai (disabilities) in Japan-deafness, blindness, paraplegia, autism, and gender identity disorder-and explores the complexities and sociocultural issues surrounding each. Author Yoshiko Okuyama begins by looking at preindustrial understandings of difference in Japanese myths and legends before moving on to an overview of contemporary representations of disability in popular culture, uncovering sociohistorical attitudes toward the physically, neurologically, or intellectually marked Other. She critiques how characters with disabilities have been represented in mass media, which has reinforced ableism in society and negatively influenced our understanding of human diversity in the past"--
Corporate Authors: Ebook Central bought.
Language: English
Published: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2020]
Classmark: 741.5/952
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780824883225