Advertisement

Fitness Doping

Trajectories, Gender, Bodies and Health

  • Jesper Andreasson
  • Thomas Johansson
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Contextualizing Fitness Doping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 3-19
    3. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 21-46
    4. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 47-68
  3. Doping Trajectories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 71-86
    3. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 87-113
    4. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 115-134
  4. Doped Bodies and Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 137-160
    3. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 161-180
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 183-197
    3. Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson
      Pages 199-211
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book

Introduction

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 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.

Keywords

sporting integrity doping scandal gym culture fitness culture strength training

Authors and affiliations

  • Jesper Andreasson
    • 1
  • Thomas Johansson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sport ScienceLinnaeus UniversityKalmarSweden
  2. 2.Department of Education, Communication and LearningUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22105-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22104-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22105-8
  • Buy this book on publisher's site