Being disabled, becoming a champion

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8C300F73BDFB
Type
Livre: un livre et son éditeur.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Being disabled, becoming a champion
Auteur(s)
Bancel Nicolas, Cornaton Julie, Marcellini Anne
Editeur
Routledge
ISBN
9780367186531
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
05/03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
disability - sport - paralympic - history - sociology -
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10/03/2019 17:53
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