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

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posted on 01.02.2018, 15:46 by Carla Silva, David Howe
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.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

Citation

SILVA, C. 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.

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© Elsevier

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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

23/01/2018

Publication date

2018

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2018.01.009

ISSN

1047-9651

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1558-1381

Language

en

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