Paralympics and Disability Sport

Paralympics and Disability Sport

by Brett Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134922833
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Brett Smith works in the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport within the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences at Loughborough University. His research interests include the psycho-social dimensions of disability and wellbeing, and narrative inquiry. He is Editor of the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: 2. Interrogating disability: the (de)composition of a recovering Paralympian  3. See the sport, not the disability: exploring the Paralympic paradox  4. The role of coaches of wheelchair rugby in the development of athletes with a spinal cord injury  5. Coaches of athletes with a physical disability: a look at their learning experiences  6. Disability sport is going back to its roots: rehabilitation of military personnel receiving sudden traumatic disabilities in the twenty-first century  7. Balancing safety and autonomy: structural and social barriers affecting the exercise participation of women with disabilities in community recreation and fitness facilities  8. Transcending ‘Hoop Dreams’: toward a consideration of corporeality, crossroads and intersections, and discursive possibilities in disability and theory

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