Update 1: Government Funding and the Framing of Disability

I’ve been conducting my research for several weeks now, focusing first on compiling empirical data that supports my initial hypothesis and moving next to creating a literature review. The basis of my research question – Does the government perpetuate a medical model of disability through research funding? – focused on a key assumption: some curable […]

Abstract for Framing Disease: Reconciling the Models of Disability with the Distribution of Federal Governmental Resources

A collective desire for the eradication of illness and physical disability manifests itself in many facets of American society. Campaigns to “find a cure” are central to the dialogue of disease foundations’ initiatives; the goals of new technologies like the Human Genome Project focus on the betterment of human health through the genetic elimination of […]

Abstract for Framing Disease: Reconciling the Models of Disability with the Distribution of Federal Governmental Resources

A collective desire for the eradication of illness and physical disability manifests itself in many facets of American society. Campaigns to “find a cure” are central to the dialogue of disease foundations’ initiatives; the goals of new technologies like the Human Genome Project focus on the betterment of human health through the genetic elimination of […]