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Disability Sport and Physical Activity Cultures

About the Series

The Disability, Sport and Physical Activity Cultures series provides an outlet for high-quality books concerned with the politics and policy of sport broadly defined. It gives shape to, and showcases, the burgeoning academic field of ‘Disability Sport Studies and Adapted Physical Activity’. Books within the series engage critically with the nature of sport and physical activity and the socio-cultural significance that this has on people with disabilities. A particular aim of the series is to encourage critical reflection on the cultural politics, governance, management and philosophy of disability sport and physical activity cultures.

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Reflexivity and Change in Adaptive Physical Activity Overcoming Hubris

Reflexivity and Change in Adaptive Physical Activity: Overcoming Hubris

1st Edition


Edited By Donna Goodwin, Maureen Connolly
August 26, 2024

This provocative and challenging book argues for the vital importance of critical self-reflexion in the field of adaptive physical activity (APA). It makes a powerful case for embracing discussions of the harm caused by ableist assumptions of the ideal body, maximizing capabilities and perfecting ...

Researching Disability Sport Theory, Method, Practice

Researching Disability Sport: Theory, Method, Practice

1st Edition


Edited By Ben Powis, James Brighton, P. David Howe
August 26, 2024

Marking a new direction for disability sport scholarship, this book explores cutting-edge issues and engages creatively with contemporary approaches to research in this important emerging discipline. Featuring contributions from leading and up-and-coming scholars around the world, the book’s ...

Leveraging Disability Sport Events Impacts, Promises, and Possibilities

Leveraging Disability Sport Events: Impacts, Promises, and Possibilities

1st Edition

By Laura Misener, Gayle McPherson, David McGillivray, David Legg
June 30, 2020

This empirically-grounded text examines the policy, planning, development and implementation of disability sport events. It draws insights from a major international comparative study of different types of large multi-national sporting events: integrated events where able-bodied athletes and ...

Embodiment, Identity and Disability Sport An Ethnography of Elite Visually Impaired Athletes

Embodiment, Identity and Disability Sport: An Ethnography of Elite Visually Impaired Athletes

1st Edition

By Ben Powis
March 17, 2020

This book investigates the complex relationship between embodiment, identity and disability sport, based on ethnographic research with an international-level visually impaired cricket team. Alongside issues of empowerment, classification and valorisation, it conceptualises the sensuous dimension of...

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