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Foucauldian biopower in action: The case of disability sport events in Taiwan, 1972-1992

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posted on 06.07.2018 by Cheng-Hao Huang, David Howe, Mei-Chun Lin
This paper explores the development of sport for the disabled in Taiwan, from its inception in 1972 until 1992.We start by outlining the socio-political context of Taiwan and highlight how and why the games began as the first of their kind in the sinophone world. Adopting a Foucauldian lens, we use the concept of biopower to illuminate the State apparatus that controls bodies with disabilities. Data was collected through the Foucauldian genealogical tradition, which focuses on how the purpose of the Games for the Disabled was not simply established to provide sporting opportunities, but also became a vehicle in which the biopower of the sovereign was employed. Through the staging of the Games, the authorities of Taiwan achieved the goal of governing the bodies of the disabled in an effort to make the subjugated citizens aware that the disabled should be utilised to contribute toward the nation's greater good.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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International Journal of the History of Sport

Citation

HUANG, C-H., HOWE, P.D. and LIN, M-C., 2018. Foucauldian biopower in action: The case of disability sport events in Taiwan, 1972-1992. International Journal of the History of Sport, In Press.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

20/06/2018

Publication date

2018

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This paper is in closed access until 18 months after publication.

ISSN

0952-3367

Language

en

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