2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Thursday, November 1 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Movement, Music, & Meaning: Exploring and Explaining Disability

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Every so often the disabled body becomes front and centre in the meeting of movement and music; and although a rarity in mainstream culture it provides academics in the area of critical (dis)ability studies an exciting opportunity to (re)think, (re)frame and (re)conceptualise our sociological understanding of ability.  However, this meeting of movement and music is not adequately explored within disability sports community, with many scholars fixating their gaze on the micro-meanings of the bodily performance, as opposed to macro-meanings of the corporeal within the context.  How do we derive further meaning about (dis)ability when music and physical movement converge? We invite papers that seek to develop novel explorations of what, when, how and why the meeting of music and movement can transcend current debates in disability sport studies.


Andrew Hammond

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Verity Postlethwaite

University of Worcester
The Entanglement of Legacy from London 2012: Paralympic and Olympic reflections around the ‘Inspire a Generation’ aimThe London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics have been celebrated in the media and popular discourse to have been unified around the promotion and delivery of the able-bodied... Read More →


Nicole A. Deweyert

Paralympics Evolution, Sofiya L. Stumpos
The inclusion in sport is paramount for the development of sport on all all levels. When people hear the word disabilities, it comes along with abnormalities and unequal abilities to those people who are abled-bodied (Fitzgerald, 2012). People with disabilities have had many different... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT

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