Tanni Grey-Thompson ‘The one that got away’: A theological analysis of foeticide, infanticide and the deviant Paralympic success story

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621379
Title:
Tanni Grey-Thompson ‘The one that got away’: A theological analysis of foeticide, infanticide and the deviant Paralympic success story
Authors:
Braye, S. (Stuart) ( 0000-0001-8794-946X )
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Social Futures Institute
Citation:
Braye, S. (2017) Tanni Grey-Thompson – ‘The one that got away’: A theological analysis of foeticide, infanticide and the deviant Paralympic success story. Sport in Society Special Edition: Christian Social Scientific Perspectives on Sport: Online first 3 Aug 2017 : DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1360575
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Sport in Society
Issue Date:
3-Aug-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621379
DOI:
10.1080/17430437.2017.1360575
Abstract:
In this essay, I apply a theological perspective to argue that the Paralympic Games, its athletes, and the media, unwittingly collude to demonstrate contempt towards the killing of disabled children, whilst claiming that disability equality has been improved or achieved. I argue that British Paralympic athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson was destined to succeed because many of her potential competitors were denied the right to life. British newspapers and publicly available figures related to the killing of disabled children in the United Kingdom are contrasted against the positive narrative about disabled people promoted by the International Paralympic Committee. I make reference to Christian bio-medical ethics to draw attention to the medical profession’s negative attitudes towards disabled people in the early 1900s, which provided execution techniques for the Nazi holocaust. I conclude by contending that the genocide of disabled children continues unabated despite the positive and dominant discourse attached to the Paralympic Games.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Rights:
Subject to 18 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1743-0437/

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dc.contributor.authorBraye, S. (Stuart)en
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-03T13:22:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-03T13:22:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-03-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17430437.2017.1360575-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/621379-
dc.description.abstractIn this essay, I apply a theological perspective to argue that the Paralympic Games, its athletes, and the media, unwittingly collude to demonstrate contempt towards the killing of disabled children, whilst claiming that disability equality has been improved or achieved. I argue that British Paralympic athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson was destined to succeed because many of her potential competitors were denied the right to life. British newspapers and publicly available figures related to the killing of disabled children in the United Kingdom are contrasted against the positive narrative about disabled people promoted by the International Paralympic Committee. I make reference to Christian bio-medical ethics to draw attention to the medical profession’s negative attitudes towards disabled people in the early 1900s, which provided execution techniques for the Nazi holocaust. I conclude by contending that the genocide of disabled children continues unabated despite the positive and dominant discourse attached to the Paralympic Games.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.rightsSubject to 18 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1743-0437/en
dc.titleTanni Grey-Thompson ‘The one that got away’: A theological analysis of foeticide, infanticide and the deviant Paralympic success storyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Social Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalSport in Societyen
or.citation.harvardBraye, S. (2017) Tanni Grey-Thompson – ‘The one that got away’: A theological analysis of foeticide, infanticide and the deviant Paralympic success story. Sport in Society Special Edition: Christian Social Scientific Perspectives on Sport: Online first 3 Aug 2017 : DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1360575en
dc.eprint.versionAccepted Manuscripten
dc.embargo18 monthsen
dc.date.accepted2017-07-24-
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