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In particular the book develops the following five themes of the 'Public and Media Perceptions', 'A View of the Paralympics', 'Olympism versus Paralympism', 'Cultural Diversity at the Paralympics' and 'The Future Directions for Research' in the Paralympic arena. Inside of these themes several important issues are addressed. They include chapters on marketing for the Paralympics, technical aspects of the Paralympic Games, the relationship between the Olympism and Paralympics, and the Paralympic movement in Africa to name a few. Throughout the book the question is asked as to whether the Paralympics empowers individuals with a disability or if the Paralympics are perhaps just a sideshow to the major Olympic events. This question has been revisited several times throughout the book and it accentuates the major thrust of the writings therein.
Keith Gilbert is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Disabilities, Sport and Health in the School of Health and Bioscience at the University of East London, United Kingdom. Otto J. Schantz is a Professor and Dean of the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
Table of Contents
|Reconceptualizing the Paralympic Movement||p. 8|
|Public and Media Perceptions|
|The Fire Within: The Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony||p. 18|
|Elite Wheelchair Athletes Relate to Sport Media||p. 25|
|French & German Newspaper Coverage of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games||p. 34|
|Spectating at the Paralympic Games: Athens 2004||p. 57|
|Media and the Paralympic Games||p. 68|
|Innovative Marketing for the Paralympics||p. 79|
|Inside the Paralympics|
|Classification and the Games||p. 90|
|Coaching at the Paralympic level: If Only the Administrators Understood||p. 102|
|Sports Science and the Paralympics||p. 115|
|From the Outside Looking in and the Inside Looking Out: A Coach's Perspective of Intellectual Disability in the Paralympics||p. 126|
|Paralympic Competition or Technical Breakdown||p. 134|
|The Paralympics: Horse Power||p. 140|
|Olympism Versus Paralympism?|
|A Kaleidoscope of Colour and Vibrancy: Personal Reflections on the Paralympics||p. 148|
|Two Games One Movement? The Paralympic Movement Versus the Olympic Movement||p. 155|
|Olympism and the Olympic Athlete with a Disability||p. 167|
|Volunteerism and the Paralympic Games||p. 176|
|Herding Cats: Managing and Administering Paralympic Teams||p. 184|
|It Comes with the Territory: Terrorism and the Paralympics||p. 190|
|Cultural Diversity at the Paralympics|
|Paralympic Sport and New Zealand: The Journey||p. 200|
|The Rise of Paralympic Sport in Slovenia||p. 212|
|Kosovos Attempts to Join the World Stage||p. 221|
|The Paralympic Movement in the African Context||p. 230|
|The Paralympics: A Malaysian Perspective||p. 239|
|Future Directions of Research on the Paralympic Movement|
|Critical Theory and the Paralympic Movement||p. 246|
|Breaking the Chains||p. 252|
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