Overview:Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer - Interdisciplinary Disability Studies - Sports are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence in the culture, it is easy to understand how most youth in the United States face pressure to participate in organized sports. But what does this mean for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who live with one or more physical disabilities and, in particular, those in powered wheelchairs?Located at the intersection of sports and disability, this book tells the story of power soccer - the first competitive team sport specifically designed for electric wheelchair users. Beginning in France in the 1970s, today, over sixty teams compete within the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) and the sport is actively played in over thirty countries.Using ethnographic research conducted while attending practices, games, and social functions of teams from across the nation, Jeffress builds a strong case that electric wheelchair users deserve more opportunity to play sports. They deserve it because they need the same physical and psychosocial benefits from participation as their peers, who have full use of their arms and legs. It challenges the social constructions and barriers that currently stand in the way. Most importantly, this book tells the story of some amazing power soccer athletes. It is a moving, first-hand account of what power soccer means to them and the implications this has for society.

This book is on page /47df93bdff6ee0e8dc5bc4a08409d9a8/book/1603725649-9781138053588. It was written by the following authors: Michael S. Jeffress. Book Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer - Interdisciplinary Disability Studies, which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, Politics, Education, Society. The book was published on 2017-03-30 00:00:00. It has 208 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 318 g. File for download Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer - Interdisciplinary Disability Studies has PDF format and is called communication-sport-and-disability-the-case-of-power-soccer-interdisciplinary-disability-studies.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our ilciancino.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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