Disability, Sport and Society: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

Disability sport is a relatively recent phenomenon; yet it is also one that, particularly in the context of social inclusion, is attracting increasing political and academic interest. The purpose of this important new text - the first of its kind - is to introduce the reader to key concepts in disability and disability sport and to examine the complex relationships between modern sport, disability and other aspects of wider society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415378185
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/29/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Thomas is Head of Sport and Exercise at Staffordshire University, UK, where his research focuses on the history, mainstreaming and media coverage of disability sport. He previously worked for ten years with young disabled people as a sports development officer in local authorities and national governing bodies.

Andy Smith is a lecturer in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise at the University of Chester, UK. He is a co-editor of the International Journal of Sport Policy, and a co-author of Sports Development and Sports Policy in Society: An Introduction and An Introduction to Drugs in Sport: Addicted to Winning? Both books are published by Routledge (2009).

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Table of Contents

1. Disability theory and policy 2. The emergence and development of disability sport 3. Local authorities and disability sport development 4. Mainstreaming disability sport: a case study of four sports 5. Disability, physical education and school sport 6. Elite disability sport: the Paralympic Games 7. Disability sport and the media

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