Hoop Dreams on Wheels: Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$35.45
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $29.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 25%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $29.95   
  • New (4) from $34.72   
  • Used (7) from $29.95   

Overview

Hoop Dreams on Wheels is a life-history study of wheelchair athletes associated with a premier collegiate wheelchair basketball program. The book, which grapples with the intersection of biography and history in society, situates the study in broader context with background on the history and sociology of disability and disability sports. It documents the development and evolution of the basketball program and tells the individual life stories of the athletes, highlighting the formative interpersonal and institutional experiences that influenced their agentive actions and that helped them achieve success in wheelchair sports. It also examines divisions within the disability community that reveal both empowering and disempowering aspects of competitive wheelchair athletics, and it explores some of the complexities and dilemmas of disability identity in contemporary society.

The book is intended to be read by a general audience as well as by students in college courses on disability, sports, social problems, deviance, medical sociology and anthropology, and introductory sociology. It also will be of interest to scholars in the sociology of disability, sociology of sports, and medical humanities, as well as life-history researchers and professionals in the fields of physical education, therapeutic recreation, and rehabilitative counseling.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415965095
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/12/2008
  • Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald J. Berger (Ph.D., UCLA), is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

He is the Editor or Author of 11 books. His most recent are:

M. Juette & R. Berger. Forthcoming (2008). Wheelchair Warrior: A Life Story of Gangs, Disability, and Basketball. Temple University Press.

R. Berger, M. Free, & P. Searles. 2005. Crime, Justice, and Society: An Introduction to Criminology. 2nd ed. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

His most recent scholarly articles on sport and disability have been published in The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and Sociological Quarterly.

He has taught undergraduate courses in the sociology of disability, introductory sociology, and social problems.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Disability in Society 2. Disability, Sports, and Basketball 3. A Case Study of Competitive Wheelchair Athletics 4. The First Generation 5. The Second Generation 6. The Third Generation 7. The Fourth Generation 8. Living With Disabilities: Pathways to Wheelchair Sports 9. Competitive Sports and the Dilemmas of Disability Identity

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)