The Resource Discourse as a normative instrument : analysis of mental illness on a disability services discussion list, by Barbara G. Willis, (electronic resource)

Discourse as a normative instrument : analysis of mental illness on a disability services discussion list, by Barbara G. Willis, (electronic resource)

Label
Discourse as a normative instrument : analysis of mental illness on a disability services discussion list
Title
Discourse as a normative instrument
Title remainder
analysis of mental illness on a disability services discussion list
Statement of responsibility
by Barbara G. Willis
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publicly available archives of an internet discussion list for people who operate disability service offices at colleges and universities across the U.S. provided a unique insight into the values, interactions, and norms of this professional group. This study critically analyzed the discourse practices of this community. In and through their online interactions, these professionals define and construct the concept of "disability", attitudes toward students with psychiatric disabilities, and ideological positions on "reasonable" accommodations on the part of their institutions. It was found that some of these professionals are talking in a way that can bring harm to the subjects of their discussions ; it is important that this practice is revealed and remedies are taken. The analysis has provided many examples of how psychiatric disability is socially constructed as well as several examples of the decisionmaking process for accommodations. These features included unbalanced posting patterns, attempts at closure of discussions or debates, invoking greater expertise-experience or the Grand Discourse of law, and allowing misinformation, sarcastic humor, and damaging stereotypes to go unchallenged. The presence of hegemonic discourse in an archived list dedicated to disability support services in higher education has been confirmed. The use of power by DSS officials that results in prejudicial and discriminatory treatment of students with psychiatric disabilities was indicated by the discourse
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Barbara G.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Placier, Peggy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College students with disabilities
  • College students with disabilities
  • Discrimination against the mentally ill
  • Health services accessibility
  • Accessible Web sites for people with disabilities
Target audience
specialized
Label
Discourse as a normative instrument : analysis of mental illness on a disability services discussion list, by Barbara G. Willis, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 15, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
174144135
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)174144135
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Discourse as a normative instrument : analysis of mental illness on a disability services discussion list, by Barbara G. Willis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 15, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
174144135
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)174144135
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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