Perceptions of disability and their impact upon involvement in sport for people with disabilities at all levels
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Perceptions of disability and their impact upon involvement in sport for people with disabilities at all levels. JOURNAL OF SPORT & SOCIAL ISSUES, 28 (4). pp. 429-452. ISSN 0193-7235Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193723504268729
The introduction of the social model of disability has attempted to move the spotlight of research away from the medical model theories of disability toward an investigation of the impacts of societal perceptions of disability upon people with disabilities. This article attempts to look at the impacts of societal perceptions of disability and disability sport, which in the main remain grounded in the medical model approach, upon people with disabilities in their attempts to become involved in and progress in their chosen sport. It also looks at the propensity for media coverage to recreate and reinforce many of the perceptions of disability present within the medical model approach to disability.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF SPORT & SOCIAL ISSUES|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 429-452|
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