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The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition

The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition
  

The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138927186
Barcode 9781138927186
Published 30 June 2016 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
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Author(s) By Brittain, Ian
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ISBN-13 9781138927186
ISBN-10 113892718X
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 30 June 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Brittain, Ian
Category Disability: Social Aspects
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Olympic games
Number of Pages 234
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Paralympic Games, Sports for people with disabilities
NBS Text General Sport & Fitness Training
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 796.0456
Catalogue Code 775085

Description of this Book

The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, it includes new material on hosting and legacy, Vancouver 2010 to Rio 2016, sport for development, and case studies of an additional ten Paralympic nations. Drawing on a range of international examples, it discusses key issues such as: * how societal attitudes influence disability sport * the governance of Paralympic and elite disability sport * the relationship between the Paralympics and the Olympics * drugs and technology in disability sport * classification in disability sport. Containing useful features including review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading throughout, The Paralympic Games Explained is the most accessible and comprehensive guide to the Paralympics currently available. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.

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UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ian Brittain is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University, UK. He has formerly been an Executive Board member of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation and was the Sports Coordinator for the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games in Rio de Janeiro and currently acts as Heritage Advisor to IWAS. He has attended the last four Summer Paralympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London and was a Ceremonies Consultant for the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony. His research focuses upon sociological, historical and sports management aspects of Paralympic and disability sport.

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