Crime, Deviance and Doping: Fallen Sports Stars, Autobiography and the Management of Stigma

  • Majid Yar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 79-96

About this book


Yar examines the autobiographies of fallen sports stars, exploring their fall from grace and the stigma it entails. Drawing upon sociological and criminological perspectives, it illuminates how fallen stars use confessional acts of story-telling to seek forgiveness, vindication and redemption.


Doping sport celebrity autobiography stigma crime Framing sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Majid Yar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullUK

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