New Research project Re-presenting para-sport bodies: Disability & the cultural legacy of the Paralympics

I’ve just started research with a number of colleagues as part of an exciting new project funded by the AHRC and led by Professor Michael Silk at Bournemouth University in collaboration with Bournemouth University, Loughborough University, Nottingham Trent University, The University of Western Ontario, University of Bath.

“With research on the commercial mediation of para-sport bodies being described as being in its infancy, there are urgent calls for more joined-up evidence based research that can address the cultural legacy of Paralympic sport (the implications of media constructions of disability), people with disabilities and the role they play in cultural life. This project will provide this data-and thus insights and policy recommendations by completing the first funded academic study on the impact of para-sport representations on public attitudes towards para-sport bodies.”

 

 

 

 

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