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Paralympics, Japan, identity
This book review of “More than Medals” by Dennis J. Frost highlights the numerous strengths of this text’s coverage of the Paralympic movement in Japan. The first of such historical accounts written in English, Frost describes the progression to current day through analysis of five disabled sports events from the post-World War II era to the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo. This text initiates an important call to action in ending the Eurocentric portrayal of the Paralympic movement with greater inclusion of Eastern perspectives.
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