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[ecrea] New book: Reframing Disability? Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

Tue Feb 03 20:28:38 GMT 2015

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

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

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 "voi
ces" from outside academia: broadcasters, athletes and disabled schoolchildren.

Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

For more info:
20% Discount Available - enter the code FLR40 at checkout

Also check out our free research report conducted by Bournemouth University in co-operation with Channel 4, the UK's Paralympic broadcaster. Available here:


Dr.  Dan Jackson
Senior  Lecturer in Media and Communications
Head of Knowledge Exchange: CMC academic group
The Media  School
Bournemouth  University
01202  961297
(jacksond /at/<mailto:(jacksond /at/>

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