Gerard Goggin is Professor of Digital Communication and deputy-director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Gerard is author of Cell Phone Culture (Routledge, 2006), and a number of edited collections on new media, including Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media (with Larissa Hjorth; Routledge, 2008), Mobile Phone Cultures (Routledge, 2008), Internationalizing Internet Studies (with Mark McLelland; Routledge, 2008), and Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia (UNSW Press, 2004). He has also published widely on disability, including two books with Christopher Newell, Disability in Australia (UNSW, 2005) and Digital Disability (Rowman & Littlefied, 2003). He is editor of the journal Media International Australia.
ArticlesCritique of Ability In July 2008, we could be on the eve of an enormously important shift in disability in Australia. One sign of change is the entry into force on 3 May 2008 of the United Nations convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which will now be adopted by the Rudd Labor government. Through this, and other...Read more