The Resource Hoop dreams on wheels : disability and the competitive wheelchair athlete, Ronald J. Berger

Hoop dreams on wheels : disability and the competitive wheelchair athlete, Ronald J. Berger

Label
Hoop dreams on wheels : disability and the competitive wheelchair athlete
Title
Hoop dreams on wheels
Title remainder
disability and the competitive wheelchair athlete
Statement of responsibility
Ronald J. Berger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Hoop Dreams on Wheels is written in an accessible story-telling style, as it is intended to be read by a general audience as well as by students in college courses on disability, sports, the body, and social problems. The main component of the book, the life histories of the players, will be especially appealing to students, who will find these accounts useful as a way to develop their sociological imagination, that is, an understanding of the interrelationship between biography and history in society and the ways in which personal troubles are related to public issues. By linking personal stories to collective narratives, the life histories reveal the world of ordinary people's "problematic lived experience," to quote Norman Denzin, and show how society "speaks itself" through the lives of individuals
  • Additionally, the book is of interest to scholars in the sociology of disability, sociology of sports, sociology of the body, life-history researchers, and professionals in the fields of therapeutic recreation and rehabilitative counseling."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.323/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV886.5
LC item number
.B47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
  • Contemporary sociological perspectives
  • Contemporary sociological perspectives
Label
Hoop dreams on wheels : disability and the competitive wheelchair athlete, Ronald J. Berger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Disability in society -- Disability, sports, and basketball -- A case study of competitive wheelchair athletics -- The first generation -- The second generation -- The third generation -- The fourth generation -- Living with disabilities : pathways to wheelchair sports -- Competitive sports and the dilemmas of disability identity
Control code
000042915345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 164 p.
Isbn
9780415965095
Lccn
2008010897
Other physical details
ill.
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.b2484424x
System control number
  • sry2484424x
  • (OCoLC)214934447

Library Locations

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