Deviance, Stigma, and "Crippled" Sexuality: The Portrayal of Disability in House, M.D.

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O'Leary, Meghann
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This presentation analyzes the portrayal of disability in the popular television series House M.D. Focusing on the first season and utilizing the theoretical frameworks of Goffman’s Stigma, as well as various articles discussing the portrayal of disability in film and literature, episodes of House M.D. are analyzed for specific imagery and language that contribute to prevailing assumptions and stereotypes about disability.