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Kassi A. Boyd and Donna L. Goodwin

Public spaces, such as leisure settings, can be heavily regulated and hierarchically arranged, imposing restrictive social expectations that lead to the mistreatment, exclusion, and violation of dignity of some people ( Ryan, 2005 ). It has been argued that children on the autism spectrum

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Kirsti Van Dornick and Nancy L.I. Spencer

regard to classification, given its critical relevance to their overall parasport experiences and possibilities. Conceptual Framework To gain an intimate understanding of the classification experiences of paraswimmers, we engaged a conceptual framework of dignity. Dignity has both a relational

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Keith R. Johnston, Donna L. Goodwin and Jennifer Leo

Dignity, as an essential quality of being human, has been overlooked in exercise contexts. The aim of this interpretative phenomenological study was to understand the meaning of dignity and its importance to exercise participation. The experiences of 21 adults (11 women and 10 men) from 19 to 65 yr of age who experience disability, who attended a specialized community exercise facility, were gathered using the methods of focus-group and one-on-one interviews, visual images, and field notes. The thematic analysis revealed 4 themes: the comfort of feeling welcome, perceptions of otherness, negotiating public spaces, and lost autonomy. Dignity was subjectively understood and nurtured through the respect of others. Indignities occurred when enacted social and cultural norms brought dignity to consciousness through humiliation or removal of autonomy. The specialized exercise environment promoted self-worth and positive self-beliefs through shared life experiences and a norm of respect.

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Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Joonkoo Yun, Jooyeon Jin, Jeffrey A. McCubbin and Robert W. Motl

interdisciplinary roads toward a model of disability that promotes equality, dignity, and respect for all people. Arguably, this effort should be consistent with public health’s foundation on social justice ( Drum & Krahn, 2009 ) and reflexive to calls for ethical public health research and practice ( McDonald

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Greg Reid, John M. Dunn and James McClements

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidelines to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities as subjects in research. Practical suggestions and ethical issues are discussed. The guidelines are separated into components of the research process: (a) locating and selecting subjects, (b) communicating with caregivers and association personnel, (c) obtaining informed consent, (d) preparing subjects for participation in research, and (e) reporting research results. The guidelines ensure treatment of subjects with dignity and improve research quality.

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Donna L. Goodwin and Brenda Rossow-Kimball

There has been little critical exploration of the ethical issues that arise in professional practice common to adapted physical activity. We cannot avoid moral issues as we inevitably will act in ways that will negatively affect the well-being of others. We will make choices, which in our efforts to support others, may hurt by violating dignity or infringing on rights. The aim of this paper is to open a dialogue on what constitutes ethical practice in adapted physical activity. Ethical theories including principlism, virtue ethics, ethics of care, and relational ethics provide a platform for addressing questions of right and good and wrong and bad in the field of adapted physical activity. Unpacking of stories of professional practice (including sacred, secret, and cover stories) against the lived experiences of persons experiencing disability will create a knowledge landscape in adapted physical activity that is sensitive to ethical reflection.

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George H. Sage

The focus of this study is on the organizational dynamics, collective actions, and outcomes of a transnational advocacy network that was formed to protest the labor practices of Nike’s sport shoe factories in Asia. Transnational advocacy networks arise and are sustained with the intent of changing social conditions. The Nike transnational network sought to improve the lives of workers in Nike factories in Asia so that they have jobs that pay a living wage, have good working conditions, can organize on their own behalf, and are treated with dignity and respect. A broad theoretical perspective that emphasizes the determinant and interactive effects of the emergence, development, and accomplishments of the Nike transnational network is employed.

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Daniel M. Corcos and Mark L. Latash

dignity. It is very hard to write about Slobodan in the past tense. He was always full of ideas, smiles, love of life, and very warm attitude to people who were lucky to know him personally. Being among his close friends was a gift, and we will all miss his kindness, great smile, songs, and serious

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Leslee A. Fisher

the highest quality of care for female student-athletes they work with. The unique part of Skyler’s background is that she positions her work in terms of advocacy, defined as “. . . engaging in purposeful actions that will help people advance their rights, opportunities, causes, and human dignity

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Ellen J. Staurowsky

revolution in America, a revolution designed to create dignity for the black man, and that he is a human being before he is an athlete. (p. 90) While ABC Sports contributed to the gravitas of the network through the coverage of major world events, it expanded its audience in other ways. Arledge envisioned