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

Date
2015
Authors
Harbour, Wendy
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
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.
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disability, higher education, television
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).
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