Multiple Oppression and Tackling Stigma Through Sport

  • Anjali J. Forber-Pratt


The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the relationships between disability and gender, race, sexuality, class and religious beliefs in the context of Paralympic sport. These differences in the context of Paralympic sport are only beginning to be discussed and examined. In order to explore the effects of multiple oppressions, a case study will be used to examine how individuals, such as a Paralympic athlete, might deal with conflicting identities and associated stigmas.


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  • Anjali J. Forber-Pratt
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  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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