Equal Opportunity to Meaningful Competitions: Disability Rights and Justice in Sports

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dc.contributor.author LaVaque-Manty, Mika en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-12T15:27:45Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-12T15:27:45Z
dc.date.issued 2005-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 3 <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/51550> en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/51550
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the questions of equality and social justice for people with disabilities in sports and, by extension, other civil societal practices that involve the pursuit of excellence. I argue that such practices come within the purview of justice depending on the interplay between political activism, institutionalized anti-discrimination statutes such as the ADA, and the internal norms of a practice. There are many ways to interpret the ADA, and a successful argument for a right to a pursuit of excellence requires that the ADA be understood as an anticaste principle. That interpretation allows me to show how even voluntary, ostensibly apolitical social practices can stigmatize groups of people — people with disabilities, for example — and how such practices can be refigured to bring about social justice. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Disability Studies Quarterly en_US
dc.subject Disability Sport en_US
dc.subject Paralympics en_US
dc.subject ADA en_US
dc.subject Equal Opportunity en_US
dc.title Equal Opportunity to Meaningful Competitions: Disability Rights and Justice in Sports en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Political Science en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Department of Political Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/51550/2/LaVaque-Manty_disability_paper.pdf en_US
dc.owningcollname Political Science
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