The case of Clint Hallam's wayward hand: print media representations of the 'unco-operative' patient

Campbell, Fiona A. Kumari (2004) The case of Clint Hallam's wayward hand: print media representations of the 'unco-operative' patient. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 18 (3). pp. 443-458. ISSN 1030-4312


This article follows the travails of Clint Hallam and the (re)writing of Clint's `hand' in media discourses. It analyses the convergence of the personal tragedy approach to`disability' with the criminalized `hand' (body). I conclude that far from considering new technologies as neutral isolated objects, the practices, coupling and effects of technologies reassert a new and vigorous biomedicalization of species-typical functioning and ultimately protect domains of ableism from critical review.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 03:42
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 07:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology; disability technology; disability studies; ethics transplants
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1030431042000256162

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