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The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies


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1. IntroductionSection 1: Conceptualising Disability Sport2. Disability Models: Explaining and Understanding Disability Sport in Different Ways3. Multiple Oppression and Tackling Stigma Through Sport4. Disability and Barriers to Inclusion5. Sport and Social Movements by and for Disability and Deaf Communities: Important Differences in Self-Determination, Politicisation, and Activism6. Game-Changer? Social Media, Representations of Disability and the Paralympic GamesSection 2: Structure and Development of the Paralympic Movement7. Key Points in the History and Development of the Paralympic Games8. Development of the IPC and Relations with the IOC and Other Stakeholders9. The International Paralympic Committee as a Governing Body10. Organising and Delivering the Modern Paralympic Games: Contemporary Debates Relating to Integration and Distinction11. The Paralympic Movement: A Small Number of Behemoths Overwhelming a Large Number of Also-Rans-- A Pyramid Built on Quicksand?Section 3: Paralympic Sport: Political and Strategic Perspectives12. Comparative Sport Policy Analysis and Paralympic Sport13. The Paralympic Movement and the International Development Agenda14. The Rise of China as a Paralympic Superpower15. The Paralympic Movement and the Boycott Agenda: South Africa, Apartheid and the Paralympic Games16. The Paralympic Movement and Diplomacy: Centring Disability in the Global FrameSection 4: The Paralympic Movement: Governance Perspectives17. Women and Athletes with High Support Needs in Paralympic Sport: Progress and Further Opportunities for Underrepresented Populations18. Evolution and Development of Best Practice in Paralympic Classification19. Intellectual Disability, Special Olympics and Parasport20. Prostheses and Other Equipment: The Issue of the Cyborg Athlete - Interrogating the Media Coverage of the Cybathlon 2016 Event21. Paralympic Philosophy and EthicsSection 5: Paralympic Games Case Studies22. The London 2012 Paralympic Games23. Sochi 201424. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games25. 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games and the South Korean Political Intention26. Visions on the Legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic GamesSection 6: Contemporary Paralympic Legacies and challenges27. Marketing of Paralympic Sports: Attracting Spectators and Sponsors28. Developing Disability Sport: The Evolving Role of the University Sector29. Paralympic Legacies: A Critical Perspective30. Conclusion.

About the Author

Ian Brittain is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University, UK. His research focuses upon sociological, historical and sports management aspects of Paralympic and disability sport. He is also the Heritage Advisor to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation and has attended the last five summer Paralympic Games. Aaron Beacom is a Reader in Sport and International Relations at the University of St Mark & St John, UK. His research concerns sport and alternative physical cultures in public policy. His recent publications include the book International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement (Palgrave 2012). He leads the Sport and Disability degree pathway and sits on the regional Inclusive Sport steering group.

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