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Disability, Sport and Society: An Introduction by [Thomas, Nigel, Smith, Andy]
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About the Author

Nigel Thomas is Head of Sport and Exercise at Staffordshire University, UK, where his research focuses on the history, mainstreaming and media coverage of disability sport. He previously worked for ten years with young disabled people as a sports development officer in local authorities and national governing bodies.

Andy Smith is a lecturer in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise at the University of Chester, UK. He is a co-editor of the International Journal of Sport Policy, and a co-author of Sports Development and Sports Policy in Society: An Introduction and An Introduction to Drugs in Sport: Addicted to Winning? Both books are published by Routledge (2009).


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 434 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415378184
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (5 Dec. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001O1RGVA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,077,474 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A very comprehensive and well-written account of the origins, growth and development of disability sport, and the emergence of elite Paralympic sport. Arguably an academic text, it is accessible and easy to read.
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The co-authors have compiled a short but rich in content source of information related to; theories and policies; development of disability sport; local government issues; educational issues (with case studies); elite disability sport; and the media. The front cover we see the famous picture of Blade Runner competing at the IAAF Rome meet, and on the back cover there are two reviews that make you realise how important this book is for anyone who has interests in disability sport issues.
Karen De Pauw, author of Disability and Sport writes, "There is a real need for this book. It provides a unique and valuable sociological analysis of disability sport".

Each chapter has a set of review questions to engage the reader and encourage co-learning among readers. The book is also suitable for A'level and higher education students studying disability sport and society. It is very resourceful with many facts and figures.
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Purchased this for our son at Uni. He's borrowed this several times from the Uni library so this purchase made sense!
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