Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

1st Edition

Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion

Routledge
Published January 30, 2017
Reference - 270 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138700383 - CAT# Y323442
Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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Summary

The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This social agenda offered the potential to re-frame disability; to symbolically challenge "ableist" ideology and to offer a reinvention of the (dis)abled body and a redefinition of the possible. This edited collection investigates what has and is happening in relation to these ambitions. The book is structured around three key questions: 1. What were the predominant mediated narratives surrounding the Paralympics, and what are the associated meanings attached to them? 2. How were the Paralympics experienced by media audiences (both disabled and non-disabled)? 3. To what extent did the 2012 Paralympics inspire social change? Each section of this book is interspersed with authentic "voices" from outside academia: broadcasters, athletes and disabled schoolchildren.

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