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By Michael S. Jeffress

activities are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence within the tradition, you can still know the way so much adolescence within the usa face strain to take part in geared up activities. yet what does this suggest for the masses of millions of usa citizens who dwell with a number of actual disabilities and, specifically, these in powered wheelchairs? situated on the intersection of activities and incapacity, this ebook tells the tale of energy football - the 1st aggressive group recreation in particular designed for electrical wheelchair clients. starting in France within the Nineteen Seventies, this day, over sixty groups compete in the usa strength football organization (USPSA) and the game is actively performed in over thirty international locations. utilizing ethnographic examine performed whereas attending practices, video games, and social services of groups from around the kingdom, Jeffress builds a powerful case that electrical wheelchair clients deserve extra chance to play activities. They deserve it simply because they want an identical actual and psychosocial merits from participation as their friends, who've complete use in their legs and arms. It demanding situations the social buildings and obstacles that at present stand within the manner. most significantly, this publication tells the tale of a few notable energy football athletes. it's a relocating, first-hand account of what energy football skill to them and the consequences this has for society.

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