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Deconstruction Tools Some Basics to Get Us Started
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What is Deconstruction? Comes from the field of philosophy Involves a process of taking apart (deconstructing) concepts and ideas to see what lies underneath, to see to their core assumptions To deconstruct is to analyze deeply the foundations of and the ideas behind visual and print media
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Deconstructing Disability Social model of disability states that disability is socially constructed out of biological reality Impairment – loss of ability Disability – loss of important function Handicap – attitudes imposed by society Society (government) defines disability Disability is relative to the social environment Disability as a characteristic, not a defining condition
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Power relationships Disability as political and economic state of oppression based upon the perceptions of worth and production held by the dominant members of society Lack of production for society means
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