The marginalization of Paralympic heritage

Ian Brittain, G. Ramshaw, S. Gammon

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    Abstract

    The impact of the Paralympic Games and disability sport upon the lives of people with disabilities and the perceptions of non-disabled society regarding people with disabilities has been immense. Yet examples of this disability sport and Paralympic heritage is all but invisible amongst the wider area of sports heritage. This paper will attempt to outline some of the possible reasons why this might be the case and cite some examples of how this apparent marginalization of Paralympic heritage might be overcome as we move forward beyond the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHeritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance
    EditorsSean Gammon, Gregory Ramshaw, Emma Waterton
    Place of Publicationuk
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages53-67
    ISBN (Print)9780415726009, 9781138949508
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2015

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    Keywords

    • Heritage
    • Marginalization
    • Paralympic
    • Disability
    • Sport

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    Brittain, I., Ramshaw, G., & Gammon, S. (2015). The marginalization of Paralympic heritage. In S. Gammon, G. Ramshaw, & E. Waterton (Eds.), Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance (pp. 53-67). uk: Routledge.