publication . Article . 2018

Survival, Disability Rights, and Solidarity: Advancing Cyberprotest Rhetoric through Disability March

Benjamin W. Mann;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Feb 2018 Journal: Disability Studies Quarterly (issn: 1041-5718, eissn: 2159-8371, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries
Abstract
<jats:p>Disability March (DM) was an online contingent of the 2017 Women's March on Washington which allowed protestors who could not attend physical marches due to disabilities to create profiles and descriptions on the website disabilitymarch.com. In this thematic analysis of the 2,251 profiles created through DM, I found emergent themes related to disability disclosure, support for broad health care coverage, support for human rights, and opposition to the new political administration. Comments supporting these themes demonstrated that DM functioned as a unique form of cyberprotest that upheld disabled perspectives through solidarity. This study demonstrates ...
Subjects
free text keywords: disability rights, cyberprotest, rhetoric, critical disability theory, ableism, Social Sciences, H, Health care, business.industry, business, Thematic analysis, Solidarity, Social exclusion, Opposition (planets), Human rights, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender studies, Politics, Political science
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