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    The Paralympic Games: Empowerment or Side Show? offers insights into the Paralympic Movement which have previously not been alluded to in the academic press. The chapters in this book cover aspects of the organization, development and life worlds of Paralympians, team management and coaches.



    In particular the book develops the following five themes of the 'Public and Media Perceptions', 'A View inside of the Paralympics', 'Olympism versus Paralympism', 'Cultural Diversity at the Paralympics' and the 'Future Directions for Research' in the Paralympic arena. Inside of these themes several important issues are addressed. They include chapters on Marketing for the Paralympics, Technical aspects of the Paralympic Games, the relationship between Olympism and Paralympism, and the Paralympic Movement in Africa to name a few.



    Throughout the book the question is asked as to whether the Paralympics empowers individuals with a disability or if the Paralympics are perhaps just a side show to the major Olympic event, human curiosities which don't fit the mainstream sporting interest. This question has been revisited several times throughout the book and it accentuates the major thrust of the the writings therein.



    Principally this book has been put together as a practical and theoretical mix of chapters in order to stimulate further research into the Paralympic Movement. The chapters represent starting positions from where each form of research could develop and take on their own life as a bona fide research area. As such, the text appeals to students, academics and individuals who arem inherently interested in disability and Paralympic sport.

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    TítuloThe Paralympic Games
    SubtítuloEmpowerment or Side Show?
    AutorKeith Gilbert, Otto Schantz
    Biografía del Autor

    Keith Gilbert is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Disabilities, Sport and Health at the University of East London.

    Otto Schantz is a Professor and Dean of the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.

    TipoeBook
    ISXN9781841264769
    Año de Edición2008
    Núm. Páginas254
    Peso (Físico)0
    IdiomaInglés
    Tamaño Archivo (Virtual)1.23
    Formato Electrónico (Virtual)EPUB
    DRM (Virtual)

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