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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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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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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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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

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Danielle Peers, Timothy Konoval and Rebecca Marsh Naturkach

them as an inspirational “supercrip” for having overcome their own inherent weaknesses to become less of a pitiful burden and more normal. Furthermore, Withers argued, “charities help construct the supercrip to promise us what is possible if we simply make a donation” (p. 71). Charitable inspirational

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Andrew Hammond, Ruth Jeanes, Dawn Penney and Deana Leahy

terminology is not universal and that it cannot be assumed that all people who experience, or are labeled as disabled, prefer this terminology in Australia ( Goggin & Newell, 2005 ; Kumari Campbell, 2009 ; Peers, Spencer-Cavaliere, & Eales, 2014 ). 2. Shapiro ( 1994 ) defines the supercrip as an

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Daniel M. Smith and Sarah E. Martiny

, combined with the stereotype that lesbians are masculine, may lead to the stereotype that women who participate in sport are masculine and/or lesbians ( Kauer & Krane, 2006 ). In disability sport, one stereotype is that of the “supercrip,” a narrative that casts disabled athletes as conquerors of their

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Kristi A. Allain

: 30447868 doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2018.10.004 10.1016/j.jaging.2018.10.004 Silva , F.C. , & Howe , P.D. ( 2012 ). The (in)validity of the supercrip representations of Paralympian athletes . Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 36 ( 2 ), 174 – 194 . doi:10.1177/0193723511433865 10

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Rachael C. Stone, Shane N. Sweet, Marie-Josée Perrier, Tara MacDonald, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis and Amy E. Latimer-Cheung

regarding intellectual disability: A systematic review . Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32 ( 6 ), 2164 – 2182 . PubMed ID: 21798712 doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.005 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.005 Silva , C.F. , & Howe , P.D. ( 2012 ). The (in) validity of supercrip representation of Paralympian

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Mark Dottori, Guy Faulkner, Ryan Rhodes, Norm O’Reilly, Leigh Vanderloo and Gashaw Abeza

media framing of various sport and related issues and presented various findings. For example, Smith, Zhou, and Green ( 2017 ) found in their research on the framing of Paralympic sport that the “supercrip” stereotype (the representation of people with disabilities heroically overcoming their challenges