Jan Grue (2016): The problem with inspiration porn: a tentative definition and a provisional critique

I: Disability & Society, Online first

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Jan Grue

Abstract:

The term ‘inspiration porn’ is associated with disability advocacy in general and the late activist and comedian Stella Young in particular. It has come into widespread usage over the last few years. I propose the following definition: ‘Inspiration porn is the representation of disability as a desirable but undesired characteristic, usually by showing impairment as a visually or symbolically distinct biophysical deficit in one person, a deficit that can and must be overcome through the display of physical prowess.’ Inspiration porn superficially appears linked only to medical model/personal tragedy framings of disability, but on closer inspection resonates strongly with the disability movement’s advocacy of empowerment and affirmation.

Publisert 24. nov. 2016 16:02 - Sist endret 25. nov. 2016 09:48