Being Disabled, Becoming a Champion (Sport in the Global Society - Contemporary Perspectives) (Hardcover)

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By Nicolas Bancel (Editor), Julie Cornaton (Editor), Anne Marcellini (Editor)
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Being Disabled, Becoming a Champion is an accessible presentation of current European research on the most recent evolutions in sports for people with disabilities, demonstrating knowledge developed from the field of sports practices of people with disabilities.

It covers three interrelated themes. First, it covers the different facets of the history of sports organizations set up during the 1950s for athletes with motor or intellectual impairments. The second part focuses on the athletes themselves. Voices are given to the top-level athletes in adapted sports: people with intellectual impairment; the pioneers of wheelchair racing who invented a new discipline, off-road wheelchair racing; and a former Paralympic athlete who has become a researcher and a defender of specific sports practices. Finally, the third part interrogates the way support for disabled people can modify the existing definitions and conceptions of the body, of disability, of what is human, and of sports performance.

This is an ideal text for students and researchers studying and working in the areas of Disability Studies, Sport Sciences and Paralympic Studies.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

About the Author

Nicolas Bancel is a Professor in Sport History and Postcolonial Studies at the Sport Sciences Institute of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.Julie Cornaton holds a PhD in Sport Sciences from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.Anne Marcellini is a Professor in Sport Sociology and Disability Studies at the Sport Sciences Institute of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367186531
ISBN-10: 0367186535
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
Pages: 140
Language: English
Series: Sport in the Global Society - Contemporary Perspectives

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