Sport for the Disabled

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-01
  • Publisher: Berg Pub Ltd

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Sport for the Disabled is a short text for students on sport studies courses. Disability studies is a growing field that is heavily politicized, and the author is well in tune with current debates. The purpose of the book is to examine critically sport for the disabled and the impact it has had on the population it was originally designed to serve. The book introduces students to key theorists and concepts of disability studies, provides a history of the disabled in sport (from rehabilitation to adaptive physical activity), and covers critical topics like commercialism and the Paralympics.

Table of Contents

1. 'Disability' Theory: Key Ideas, Issues and Thinkers 2. Models of Disability and Sport 3. From Rehabilitation to Adaptive Physical Activity 4. The Structure and Organisation of Sport for the Disabled 5. The Disability Industry 6. Impaired Athletes: Physical Appearance and sporting excellence 7. Classification of [Im]perfect bodies 8. Commercialism and high performance sport for the disabled 9. Conclusion: Sport and Disability: time for the divorce?

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