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The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies

Editors: Brittain, Ian, Beacom, Aaron (Eds.)

  • Critically engages with contemporary issues that have shaped the Paralympic Movement and the Paralympic Games
  • Developed as a companion volume to the Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies (2012)
  • Explores the issue of the Cyborg Athlete and its antagonisms with Paralympic values through media coverage of the inaugral 2016 Cybathlon event
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About this book

This handbook provides a critical assessment of contemporary issues that define the contours of the Paralympic Movement generally and the Paralympic Games more specifically. It addresses conceptualisations of disability sport, explores the structure of the Paralympic Movement and considers key political strategic and governance issues which have shaped its development. 

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies is written by a range of international authors, a number of whom are senior strategists as well as academics, and explores legacy themes through case studies of recent Paralympic games. Written in the wake of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, it provides an assessment of contemporary challenges faced by the International Paralympic Committee and other key stakeholders in the Paralympic Movement.

Its critical assessment of approaches to branding, classification, social inclusion and technological advances makes this handbook a valuable resource for undergraduate study across a range of sport and disability related programmes, as well as a point of reference for researchers and policy makers.

About the authors

Ian Brittain is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University, UK. His research focuses upon sociological, historical and sports management aspects of Paralympic and disability sport. He is also the Heritage Advisor to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation and has attended the last five summer Paralympic Games.

Aaron Beacom is a Reader in Sport and International Relations at the University of St Mark & St John, UK. His research concerns sport and alternative physical cultures in public policy. His recent publications include the book International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement (Palgrave 2012). He leads the Sport and Disability degree pathway and sits on the regional Inclusive Sport steering group. 

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brittain, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Disability Models: Explaining and Understanding Disability Sport in Different Ways

    Smith, Brett (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • Multiple Oppression and Tackling Stigma Through Sport

    Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.

    Pages 35-53

  • Disability and Barriers to Inclusion

    Fitzgerald, Hayley

    Pages 55-70

  • Sport and Social Movements by and for Disability and Deaf Communities: Important Differences in Self-Determination, Politicisation, and Activism

    Peers, Danielle

    Pages 71-97

Buy this book

eBook £168.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47901-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £210.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47900-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies
Editors
  • Ian Brittain
  • Aaron Beacom
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47901-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-47901-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47900-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 687
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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