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Friday, November 8 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
New Directions in Disability Sport Scholarship I

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Despite the recent burgeoning interest into disability sport, scholarship in this field is often accused of reinforcing ableist attitudes, treating disability as a homogenous construct, and failing to adequately acknowledge intersections of disability alongside other dimensions of embodied identity (e.g. race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age and class). Furthermore, in spite of a handful of offerings, empirical research continues to predominantly attend to athletes with more ‘normative’ impairments and addresses Paralympic or elite sport in preference of recreational or non-elite competition. These shortcomings are indicative of our collective failure to engage with contemporary, innovative theoretical and methodological frameworks. Therefore, in this session we invite papers that challenge the dominant approaches in disability sport scholarship and provide new empirical, theoretical and methodological directions. We particularly welcome papers which engage with anti-oppressive, anti-ableist, and decolonializing approaches as we seek to expand the limited critical scholarship in this emerging field.

Presenters:
Ben Powis
Roxy O’Rourke
Amanda Schweinbenz
James Brighton & Andrew Sparkes

Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST
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