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The Big Bang Theory: Mad Geniuses and the Freak Show of Higher Education

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Title:The Big Bang Theory: Mad Geniuses and the Freak Show of Higher Education
Authors:Harbour, Wendy
Keywords:disability
higher education
television
Date Issued:2015
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Harbour, W. (2015). The Big Bang Theory: Mad Geniuses and the Freak Show of Higher Education. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 11(2).
Series:vol. 11, no. 2
Abstract:This essay discusses the television comedy series The Big Bang Theory. Through lead characters including physicist Sheldon Cooper, the series portrays higher education as a metaphorical freak show, and academics as geeky mad genius freaks. Implications for constructions of disability in higher education are discussed, with recommendations for future research.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58630
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 11, No. 2


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