In this chapter, the authors map the theorisation of disability sport. They highlight the theoretical deprivation in the contemporary field and reflect upon lack of guidance on how disability theory can be used in sport and physical activity research. Fittingly, the remainder of the chapter is just that: a comprehensive and engaging theoretical overview, which includes I) the foundations of disability studies movement and the emergence of critical disability studies; II) models of disability III) sociocultural approaches IV) disability and the body. As established above, this chapter is organised to support disability sport scholars in developing a conceptual grounding in the subject and showcase the exciting array of theoretical approaches at our disposal.
|Title of host publication||Researching disability sport|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory, method, practice|
|Editors||Ben Powis, James Brighton, P. David Howe|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Dec 2022|