The social empowerment of difference: the potential influence of Para sport

Silva, C.F. ORCID: 0000-0003-3643-8293 and Howe, P.D., 2018. The social empowerment of difference: the potential influence of Para sport. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 29 (2), pp. 397-408. ISSN 1047-9651

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore the significance of parasport in highlighting an emancipatory understanding of difference and enhancing social empowerment. By illuminating the influence of ableist ideology upon people with impairments we draw upon the field of disability studies. We ultimately argue that rather than being supressed, difference should be recognised and valued in parasport practices and ideologies, leading to a pluralist culture, in which further and wider social emancipation can be grounded. Acceptance of difference is an absolute and essential pre-condition for parasport cultures to promote positive social change for people with disabilities.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: The social empowerment of difference: the potential influence of parasport
Publication Title: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Creators: Silva, C.F. and Howe, P.D.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: May 2018
Volume: 29
Number: 2
ISSN: 1047-9651
Identifiers:
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10.1016/j.pmr.2018.01.009DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Apr 2018 13:35
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33258

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