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Leveraging disability sport events: impacts, promises, and possibilities. Book Review, J. Hall

Hall, Jenny ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5200-4308 (2021) Leveraging disability sport events: impacts, promises, and possibilities. Book Review, J. Hall. Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Leveraging Disability Sport Events is a monograph founded upon a longitudinal research project of global scope and scale. The volume provides insight into the social and political phenomenon concerning how large-scale sporting events are used to influence societal structures to garner equity. Over three-years, the researchers investigated the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 (G2014) and the Toronto Pan-Am/Parapan American Games 2015 (TO215) producing an in-depth case study ‘to offer learnings from other countries and contexts’ (Chapter 1, 1). The book explores how parasports are used for community development; strategic alignment between event strategies; and impacts and outcomes for addressing disability issues, such as accessibility, participation and policy. The authors challenge scholars, event organisers and governments at all levels to consider how events are positioned, used and leveraged to create positive social change pre, during and post-event. Through the lens of critical disability studies, the research makes a significant contribution by highlighting the imbalance of power affecting social and political considerations concerning how persons of disability access societal structures. Following Shildrick (2007, p. 233), the study is founded in neither a rights-based nor citizenship-based approach but seeks ‘to extend and productively critique the achievements of working through more modernist paradigms of disability (Chapter 1). In doing so, this multi-disciplinary, multi-site and interdisciplinary project exposes how disability remains subject to systemic discrimination and oppression in large scale event production.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Leisure Studies on 23/03/2021 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02614367.2021.1896771” Leisure Studies, 40 (6). pp. 895-896
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2021.1896771
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
School/Department: York Business School
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/6237

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