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Identity juggling: a study of into elite female athletes’ negotiation and development of identities within disability sport
The London 2012 Paralympic games have been a showcase for the contemporary nature of disability sport and ostensibly suggest a growth of public interest within this field. However, there has been limited research to date conducted into the experiences of physically impaired, female athletes at elite-level. Moreover, this has failed to address how individuals negotiate their identities within the interplay of gender, ‘disability’, and social/cultural influences.
Inspired by this dearth of literature and the desire to contribute to the theorisation of disability sport, this project has three aims: Firstly, to explore how athletes negotiate th...Read More