Damian Haslett

Damian Haslett
Loughborough University | Lough · Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Phd

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Objectives: Little attention has been given to how Para athletes use their platforms for disability activism. This paper fills this gap by examining how Irish Para athletes take actions to create social change around disability. Methods: A qualitative methodology was adopted. 28 elite-level Irish Para athletes were recruited and participated in int...
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The purpose of this commentary is to discuss how Paralympic coverage in sub-Saharan Africa can be effectively mobilised to stimulate discursive and structural change around disability. Paralympic coverage has demonstrated its pedagogical power to engage public(s) and challenge stigma toward disability. Yet, the Global picture of Paralympic broadcas...
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Participation in sports is a fundamental right for persons with disabilities and is facilitated by the use of specialized Assistive Technology (AT). However, little is known about the role every-day AT plays in promoting sport participation. This study explores how the 50 priority assistive products on the World Health Organization’s Assistive Prod...
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Academics and sport organizations have recently recognized Para-sport as a powerful platform for disability activism. However, little attention has been given to Para-sport activism in non-Western cultures. This study explored the influence of Confucianism on South Korean Para-sport activism. Data were collected through interviews conducted with fo...
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In 2019, the International Paralympic Committee produced a new strategy that highlighted the need to promote disability activism through Para sport. The purpose of this study is to understand what promoting disability activism through Para sport means to key stakeholders within an Irish national-level sociopolitical and Para sport context. Three gr...
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Objectives Little attention has been given to how Para athletes use their platforms for disability activism. This paper fills this gap by examining how Irish Para athletes take actions to create social change around disability. Methods A qualitative methodology was adopted. 28 elite-level Irish Para athletes were recruited and participated in inte...
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Research has recently begun to focus on disability sport as a context for disability activism. In this chapter, we review the emerging developments and suggest some ways forward. First, we provide a brief historical overview of activism in sporting and academic contexts. After this, we discuss the potential of Paralympic sport as a context for disa...
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How we view disability is important. In this chapter, we evaluate the various ways that those interested in adapted physical education (APE) can explain and understand disability. First, two traditional conceptualizations of disability are critically examined; the medical and the social models of disability. Having highlighted their limitations, tw...
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Activism is defined as problem-solving action to bring about political or social change. While research on disabled athlete activism is emerging in Western cultures, no research has been conducted in a non-Western culture. The aim of this study is to fill this gap by examining social activism engagement amongst disabled elite athletes from South Ko...
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One significant barrier to physical activity (PA) for people with disabilities is the lack of access to PA information. The purpose of this study was to explore how access to PA information can be improved for people with disabilities, their carers, and PA-session facilitators. To investigate the flow of PA information within a communication networ...
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Sport and exercise psychology research in disability sport seldom engages with social models of disability. As a result, the socio-historical landscape of disability is underrepresented in sport psychology research. The aim of this study is to interpret influences on participation in disability sport through the conceptual lens of the social relati...

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