'Human First, Athlete Second and Disabled Person Third' An edited conversation with Paralympian Ben Rushgrove

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Authors: Molesworth, M. and Scullion, R.

Editors: Jackson, D., Hodges, C. and Scullion, R.

Pages: 123-137

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: London

This chapter discusses how the Paralympics resulted in talk in online communities, specifically ‘DigitalSpy’, one of the largest media and general interest discussion forums in the UK. We start with a consideration of online talk on ‘DigitalSpy’, noting its subject-base and temporal structure. We then consider specifically how the Paralympics was discussed including conversations in the build-up to the Games, during the event and any legacy of discussion left by the event. We argue that such analysis reveals much about the way people understood the Paralympics and their ability to raise issues relating to disability sport and disability more generally.

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Authors: Rushgrove, B. and Scullion, R.

Pages: 233-245

ISBN: 9781138797239

DOI: 10.4324/9781315757285

This data was imported from Scopus:

Authors: Molesworth, M., Jackson, D. and Scullion, R.

Pages: 123-137

ISBN: 9781138797239

DOI: 10.4324/9781315757285

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