The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies

  • Ian Brittain
  • Aaron Beacom
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ian Brittain, Aaron Beacom
    Pages 1-11
  3. Conceptualising Disability Sport

  4. Structure and Development of the Paralympic Movement

  5. Paralympic Sport: Political and Strategic Perspectives

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Conceptualising Disability Sport Stigma in Sport Oppression in Sport Barriers to Inclusion in Sport Sport and Social Movements for Disability Communities Representations of Disability and the Paralympic Games Social Media and the Paralympic Games

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Brittain
    • 1
  • Aaron Beacom
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Business in SocietyCoventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of St Mark and St JohnPlymouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-47901-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-47900-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-47901-3
  • About this book