Fitness Doping pp 137-160 | Cite as

Re-conceptualizing Doping and Masculinity

  • Jesper AndreassonEmail author
  • Thomas Johansson


The aim of this chapter is to present a dissection and analysis of how fitness doping can be understood in relation to the notion and doing of masculinity. Among other things, the chapter discusses the ways in which users conform to gender fantasies that rest on binary understandings of gendered, doped bodies. However, the chapter also develops a line of argument regarding possible negotiations and inclusive subversions of traditional gender norms. As such, the underlying aim of the chapter is to challenge the gender politics of fitness doping and more specifically the kind of masculinity that has traditionally been attached to how fitness doping is understood.


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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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