Commentary: challenging representations of autism – exploring possibilities for broadcasting the self on YouTube

Brownlow, Charlotte and O'Dell, Lindsay and Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, Hanna (2013) Commentary: challenging representations of autism – exploring possibilities for broadcasting the self on YouTube. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 19 (1). pp. 90-95. ISSN 1188-9136

Abstract

YouTube offers potential for many to broadcast their own ideas and concepts to a broad international audience. The take up of YouTube by people with autism as a space for advocacy and awareness raising is discussed in this paper, and the benefits of the environment for enabling people with autism to portray autism in positive and enabling ways are considered. The distinction between knowledge of autism produced within a scientific,medicalised deficit framework as opposed to an experiential knowledge of those with autism themselves is as evident in online spaces such as YouTube as it is in face to face environments,and the wider potential impacts of online spaces on face to face environments will be considered.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 24370
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 23:59
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 00:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: YouTube; autism
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24370

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only