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The Paralympic Games Explained

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The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games.

The book introduces the three most important theoretical models of disability (medical, social and bio-social), to enable the reader to fully understand the Paralympics in the context of wider discussions of disability in society. It also offers a straightforward explanation of the importance of language and terminology in shaping our understanding of disability and disability sport. Including international examples and comparative material throughout, the book offers detailed and broad-ranging discussion of key issues such as:

  • how societal attitudes influence disability sport
  • the governance of Paralympic and elite disability sport
  • the relationship between the Paralympics and the Olympics
  • drugs and technology in disability sport
  • classification in disability sport.

Containing useful features throughout, such as review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading, The Paralympic Games Explained is the most accessible, comprehensive and thoughtful guide to the Paralympics currently available. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.

Synopsis:

The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games. Containing features such as review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading throughout this book is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415476591
Author:
Brittain, Ian
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Brittain Ian
Subject:
Handicapped
Subject:
Sports for people with disabilities
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology of Sports
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Disability
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x.50 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games. Containing features such as review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading throughout this book is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.
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