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Disability, sport, and society : an introduction

Author: Nigel Thomas; Andy Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Disability sport is a relatively recent phenomenon, yet it is also one that is attracting increasing political and academic interest. This textbook introduces the reader to key concepts in disability and disability sport and examines the complex relationships between modern sport, disability and other aspects of wider society.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Thomas; Andy Smith
ISBN: 9780415378185 0415378184 9780415378192 0415378192 9780203099360 0203099362
OCLC Number: 148877660
Description: x, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Disability theory and policy --
The emergence and development of disability sport --
Local authorities and disability sport development --
Mainstreaming disability sport : a case study of four sports --
Disability, physical education, and school sport --
Elite disability sport : the paralympic games --
Disability sport and the media.
Responsibility: Nigel Thomas and Andy Smith.
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Examines the complex relationships between modern sport, disability and other aspects of wider society. This book presents an introduction and a critical exploration of the key issues surrounding  Read more...

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