Overview:Disability in the Global Sport Arena: A Sporting Chance - Sport in the Global Society - Contemporary Perspectives - Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the 'normal' body, and describes how individual and organizational transformations can occur through sport. The abilities of a person are recognised and placed centre stage - instead of the individual being forgotten, excluded, or placed at the margins simply because they have a disability.National, regional and global change is part of the shift to the rights based approach reflected in the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Making sport inclusive affects the accessibility of facilities, funding, the media, policies, programs, organisations, sponsors and spectators, and at the same time changes the cultural values of the wider society. It also raises issues about competition access and eligibility for 'different' and technologically enhanced 'cyborg' bodies, and for those most socially disadvantaged. Addressing these questions which ultimately touch on the real meaning of sport can lead to profound changes in people's attitudes, and how sport is organized locally and globally. Growth in the influential global organisations of the Paralympic Games, Special Olympics and Deaflympics is examined, as is the approach to disability in sport in both advantaged and resource poor countries. The embodied lives of persons with disabilities are explored utilizing new theoretical models, perspectives and approaches. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9780415488518. It was written by the following authors: Jill M. Le Clair. Book Disability in the Global Sport Arena: A Sporting Chance - Sport in the Global Society - Contemporary Perspectives, which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Politics, Society, Sports Books, Education. The book was published on 2012-05-03 00:00:00. It has 254 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 612 g. File for download Disability in the Global Sport Arena: A Sporting Chance - Sport in the Global Society - Contemporary Perspectives has PDF format and is called disability-in-the-global-sport-arena-a-sporting-chance-sport-in-the-global-society-contemporary-perspectives.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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