Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

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

£110.00
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

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.

Daniel Jackson is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. Caroline E. M. Hodges is Senior Lecturer in the Media School at Bournemouth University. Mike Molesworth is Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton. Richard Scullion is Associate Dean of Corporate & Marketing Communication in the Media School at Bournemouth University.

More books by Daniel Jackson

More books by Caroline E. M. Hodges

More books by Mike Molesworth

More books by Richard Scullion

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Games: A Global History of the...
(Paperback)
David Goldblatt
 
 
£12.99
 
Gold: My Autobiography
(Hardback)
Nick Skelton
 
 
£20.00
 
The History Makers: How Team GB...
(Hardback)
Sarah Juggins; Richard Stainthorpe
 
 
£19.99
 
Olympic Television: Broadcasting the...
(Paperback)
Andrew C. Billings
 
 
£29.99
 
Latest Blog
The Mexican--US Border: Where the Imagination Flourishes…
19/01/2018

Tim Baker reflects on the literary impact of the Mexican-US border and lists some of his favourite novels set in this notorious region.

Johann Hari Takes Issue with the Concept of Self-Help
18/01/2018

Johann Hari explains why, in order to feel better, we must stop being 'you', in favour of being 'us', being 'we', becoming part of the group.

Jealousy, Rivalry, Insecurity, Frustration... Non Pratt Explores the World of Female Teenage Friendships
16/01/2018

Non explores friendship in YA novels and especially those that depict the imperfect middle ground.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd