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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/228729
Title:
Identity work: young disabled people, family and sport
Authors:
Fitzgerald, Hayley; Kirk, David ( 0000-0001-9884-9106 )
Abstract:
It has long been recognised that family is an important arena in which sporting tastes and interests are nurtured. Indeed, for many young people the family introduces them to and then provides ongoing support for engaging in sport. Research has also indicated that the family has a significant position in the lives of young disabled people. In this paper we explore the interrelationships between sport, family and disability. Like a number of writers within disability studies we see the benefits of moving beyond a structure/agency dichotomy that currently limits social and medical model understandings of disability. In particular, we draw on the work of Marcel Mauss and Pierre Bourdieu both of whom argued that social life can be better understood by considering the embodiment of individuals through their habitus. We draw on data generated in an interview-based study with 10 young disabled people to explore the ways in which family contributes to, and mediates, sporting tastes and interests. We consider two key questions: How do young disabled people negotiate relations within the family and in what ways do these relations influence sporting tastes and interests? To what extent are young disabled people able to use sport to generate and convert (valued) capital within the family and other related arenas?
Affiliation:
Leeds Metropolitan University; University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Fitzgerald, H. and Kirk, D. (2009) 'Identity work: young disabled people, family and sport', Leisure Studies, 28(4) pp. 469-488.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Leisure Studies
Issue Date:
Sep-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/228729
DOI:
10.1080/02614360903078659
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02614360903078659
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0261-4367; 1466-4496
Appears in Collections:
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Hayleyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Daviden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-13T10:47:27Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-13T10:47:27Z-
dc.date.issued2009-09-
dc.identifier.citationFitzgerald, H. and Kirk, D. (2009) 'Identity work: young disabled people, family and sport', Leisure Studies, 28(4) pp. 469-488.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0261-4367-
dc.identifier.issn1466-4496-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02614360903078659-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/228729-
dc.description.abstractIt has long been recognised that family is an important arena in which sporting tastes and interests are nurtured. Indeed, for many young people the family introduces them to and then provides ongoing support for engaging in sport. Research has also indicated that the family has a significant position in the lives of young disabled people. In this paper we explore the interrelationships between sport, family and disability. Like a number of writers within disability studies we see the benefits of moving beyond a structure/agency dichotomy that currently limits social and medical model understandings of disability. In particular, we draw on the work of Marcel Mauss and Pierre Bourdieu both of whom argued that social life can be better understood by considering the embodiment of individuals through their habitus. We draw on data generated in an interview-based study with 10 young disabled people to explore the ways in which family contributes to, and mediates, sporting tastes and interests. We consider two key questions: How do young disabled people negotiate relations within the family and in what ways do these relations influence sporting tastes and interests? To what extent are young disabled people able to use sport to generate and convert (valued) capital within the family and other related arenas?en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02614360903078659en_GB
dc.subjectdisabilityen_GB
dc.subjecthabitusen_GB
dc.subjectfamilyen_GB
dc.subjectsporten_GB
dc.titleIdentity work: young disabled people, family and sporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds Metropolitan Universityen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalLeisure Studiesen_GB
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