Wheelchair Basketball Teams as “Second Families” in Highland Ecuador

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2013
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Rattray, Nicholas
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
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This paper examines the concept of second families as social networks that complement primary families as forms of social support and identify formation. Based on analysis of narratives of three wheelchair basketball players, I argue that second families play a crucial role the performance of masculinity and personal development for physically disabled men.
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disability, Ecuador, athletics
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Rattray, N. (2013). Wheelchair Basketball Teams as “Second Families” in Highland Ecuador. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 9(2 & 3).
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