Theorising disability sport

James Brighton, P. David Howe, Ben Powis

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearching disability sport
    Subtitle of host publicationTheory, method, practice
    EditorsBen Powis, James Brighton, P. David Howe
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Electronic)9781003153696
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2022

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