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(Dis)Abled bodies, gender, and citizenship in the Swedish sports movement

Apelmo, Elisabet LU (2012) In Disability & Society 27(4). p.563-574
Abstract
The aim of this article is to examine how the Swedish Sports Organization for the Disabled (SHIF) portrays disabled people. A text analysis of two policy documents, 'Disability Sports Policy Programme' and 'Sports Objectives - A Summary of Aims and Guidelines for the Sports Movement', examines ways in which sports are supposed to affect people's bodies and contribute to society. Counter to its own aim to integrate disabled people, SHIF constructs such people as different and subordinated to able-bodied people, setting up an insurmountable boundary between the two groups.
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disability, sport, gender, citizenship, body, difference
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Disability & Society
volume
27
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4
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563 - 574
publisher
Routledge
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  • wos:000304264400008
  • scopus:84861553859
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0968-7599
DOI
10.1080/09687599.2012.659459
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English
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  author       = {Apelmo, Elisabet},
  issn         = {0968-7599},
  keyword      = {disability,sport,gender,citizenship,body,difference},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
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  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Disability & Society},
  title        = {(Dis)Abled bodies, gender, and citizenship in the Swedish sports movement},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2012.659459},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2012},
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