• Jesper AndreassonEmail author
  • Thomas Johansson


This introductory chapter sets out the agenda and basic ideas underlying the book. The reader is introduced to the importance of exploring issues of fitness doping, gender, and health in contemporary society. The aim of the study and the central questions asked are also presented, as well as some short comments on method and methodology. The chapter includes a discussion on choice of terminology and how we define and view the meaning of fitness doping use/abuse, as situated within the context of gym and fitness culture. The chapter is intended to be forward-looking and to introduce the focus of the different chapters, their contributions, and how each chapter contributes to painting a broader picture of fitness doping.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sport ScienceLinnaeus UniversityKalmarSweden
  2. 2.Department of Education, Communication and LearningUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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