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The Supercrip Athlete in Media: Model of Inspiration or Able-Bodied Hegemony?

Danielle Sterba, Jessie N. Stapleton, and Winston Kennedy

Participation options for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities have risen within the last half-century and, with them, the term “supercrip.” Supercrip athletes have been defined as “those individuals whose inspirational stories of courage, dedication, and hard work prove that it can

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Mastery and Belonging or Inspiration Porn and Bullying: Special Populations in Youth Sport

Jeffrey J. Martin

well-meaning manner and frequently take the form of, on the surface, compliments and encouragement. Another reason for the following treatise on inspiration porn is that sport is a context where inspiration porn is frequently displayed. Inspiration porn shares much in common with the term supercrip

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Extraordinary Normalcy, Ableist Rehabilitation, and Sporting Ablenationalism: The Cultural (Re)Production of Paralympic Disability Narratives

Emma Pullen, Daniel Jackson, Michael Silk, P. David Howe, and Carla Filomena Silva

perceptions of disability (e.g.,  Beacom, French & Kendall, 2016 ; Ellis, 2009 ; McGillivray, O’Donnell, McPherson, & Misener, 2019 ). Previous studies have typically depicted the “supercrip” narrative as the most dominant in Paralympic representation (e.g.,  Howe & Silva, 2017 ; McGillivray et al., 2019

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Disability, the Media, and the Paralympic Games, 1st ed.

Joshua R. Pate

Channel 4 was an ideal platform for perception change. The production team debated the appropriateness of the marketing campaign, “Meet the Superhumans,” because of its closeness to a more derogatory supercrip framing, but adopted the campaign because of the network’s emphasis on using people with

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Rugby, Nationalism, and Deaf Athlete Counterhegemony: Insights From the Case of Fiji

Yoko Kanemasu

” ( Lindemann & Cherney, 2008 , p. 110) and “able-bodied achievement values” ( Berger, 2008 , p. 656). Elite disability sport, in particular, has received much critical attention. Representations of Paralympians, wheelchair rugby players, and other elite disabled athletes (so-called “supercrips”—see Howe, 2011

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Moving Beyond Models: Theorizing Physical Disability in the Sociology of Sport

James Brighton, Robert C. Townsend, Natalie Campbell, and Toni L. Williams

sport practices ( Bundon & Clarke, 2015 ). 4 Constructed through media discourses of inspiration, it is also worth acknowledging that a term known as the “supercrip” has materialized to refer to disabled athletes.  A representation rather than a theoretically derived conceptual model, the supercrip

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Handbook of Disability Sport & Exercise Psychology

Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Celina Shirazipour, and Krystn Orr

disability sport message: the supercrip identity. The fourth section of Part 2 provides a discussion of motivational theories commonly applied in disability sport and exercise psychology. Chapter 14 provides a brief introduction to the topic of participation motivation, leading succinctly into the following

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An Analysis of Agenda Setting and Framing of American Marathon Television Coverage

Michael Clemons and Austin C. Bogina

supercrip” ( McGillivray et al., 2021 ). Since the Paralympics take place after the Olympics, coverage is devoted solely to athletes with disabilities. By analyzing marathon coverage, past research can be combined and expanded upon to better understand athlete framing and agenda setting when athletes of

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Media Coverage of the Paralympics: Recommendations for Sport Journalism Practice and Education

Dunja Antunovic and Andrea Bundon

the disabled while celebrating the accomplishment of the few who, through sheer effort and courage, become Paralympians ( Thomas & Smith, 2003 ). This media framing is commonly referred to as the “supercrip” narrative and has been widely critiqued by media scholars and disability scholars alike

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“Our Voices, Our Meaning”: The Social Representations of Sports for Brazilian Athletes With Disabilities

Samuel Lins, Cynthia F. Melo, Sara G. Alves, and Rúben L. Silva

, French, & Kendall, 2016 ; Marques et al., 2015 ). As a result, the space given to the athletes’ athletic abilities and sports achievements has become almost null. Another consequence is that portrayals of athletes with disability often mimic the stereotypes of “poor thing” and “supercrip” that