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By Michael S. Jeffress

activities are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence within the tradition, you may know how such a lot early life within the usa face strain to take part in prepared activities. yet what does this suggest for the masses of hundreds of thousands of american citizens who dwell with a number of actual disabilities and, particularly, these in powered wheelchairs? situated on the intersection of activities and incapacity, this booklet tells the tale of strength football - the 1st aggressive crew game particularly designed for electrical wheelchair clients. starting in France within the Nineteen Seventies, at the present time, over sixty groups compete in the usa energy football organization (USPSA) and the game is actively performed in over thirty international locations. utilizing ethnographic learn performed whereas attending practices, video games, and social services of groups from around the kingdom, Jeffress builds a robust case that electrical wheelchair clients deserve extra chance to play activities. They deserve it simply because they want an identical actual and psychosocial advantages from participation as their friends, who've complete use in their legs and arms. It demanding situations the social buildings and obstacles that at the moment stand within the method. most significantly, this booklet tells the tale of a few remarkable strength football athletes. it's a relocating, first-hand account of what strength football capability to them and the consequences this has for society.

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