Fitness Doping

Trajectories, Gender, Bodies and Health

Authors: Andreasson, Jesper, Johansson, Thomas

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  • Investigates and identifies different processes by which a person becomes and unbecomes a “fitness doper"
    Problematises and challenges the gender politics that have traditionally been attached to fitness doping (trajectories)
    Analyses the processes by which dichotomies such as masculinity/femininity, criminal/legal, and healthy/unhealthy are negotiated and destabilised by users, both online and offline

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About this book

This book compiles several years of multi-faceted qualitative research on fitness doping to provide a fresh insight into how the growing phenomenon intersects with issues of gender, body and health in contemporary society.

 

Drawing on biographical interviews, as well as online and offline ethnography, Andreasson and Johansson analyse how, in the context of the global development of gym and fitness culture, particular doping trajectories are formulated, and users come into contact with doping. They also explore users’ internalisation of particular values, practices and communications and analyse how this influences understandings of the self, health, gender and the body, as well as tying this into wider beliefs regarding individual freedom and the law.

 

This insight into doping goes beyond elite and organised sports, and will be of interest to students and scholars across the sociology of sport, leisure studies, and gender and body politics.

About the authors

Jesper Andreasson is Associate Professor of Sport Science at Linnaeus University, Sweden.

Thomas Johansson is Professor of Child and Youth Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.



Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fitness Doping
Book Subtitle
Trajectories, Gender, Bodies and Health
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22105-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22105-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22104-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 217
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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