Sport Health and Drugs

Author: Ivan Waddington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135803766
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? In order to understand the complex relationships between sport and other aspects of society, it is necessary to strip away our preconceptions of what sport is, and to examine, in as detached a manner as possible, the way in which the world of sport actually functions. This fully updated edition of Ivan Waddington’s classic introduction to drugs in sport examines the key terms and key issues in sport, drugs and performance and is designed to help new students explore these controversial subjects, now so central to the study of modern sport. The book addresses topics such as: the emergence of drugs in sport and changing patterns of use the development of an objective, sociological understanding sports law, policy and administration WADA, NGB’s and the sporting federations case studies of football and cycling the case of sports medicine. An Introduction to Drugs in Sport: Addicted to Winning is a landmark work in sports studies. Using interview transcripts, case studies and press cuttings to ground theory in reality, students and lecturers alike will find this an immensely readable and enriching resource.

Doping als Konstruktion

Author: Marcel Reinold
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839437612
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Die Steigerung körperlicher Leistung mit Hilfe pharmakologischer Substanzen ist ein alter Traum der Menschheit - und ihre Anwendung im Sport ein altes Phänomen. Verhältnismäßig neu ist jedoch die Verurteilung, Verfolgung und Sanktionierung als illegitimes »Doping«. Seit den 1960er Jahren haben sich Praktiken der Überwachung etabliert, die in Kontexten außerhalb des Leistungssports ihresgleichen suchen. Aus kulturhistorischer Perspektive fragt Marcel Reinold nach den Prozessen der Sinn- und Bedeutungskonstruktion, durch die Doping als deviantes Verhalten geschaffen wurde.

Discourses of Olympism

Author: D. Chatziefstathiou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137035561
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

An Introduction to Drugs in Sport

Author: Ivan Waddington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134084258
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance-enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures of elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? An Introduction to Drugs in Sport provides a detailed and systematic examination of drug use in sport and attempts to explain why athletes have, over the last four decades, increasingly used performance-enhancing drugs. It offers a critical overview of the major theories of drug use in sport, and provides a detailed analysis of the involvement of sports physicians in the development and use of performance-enhancing drugs. Focusing on drug use within elite sport, the book offers an in-depth examination of important contemporary themes and issues, including: the history of drugs in sport and changing patterns of use fair play, cheating and the ‘spirit of sport’ WADA and the future of anti-doping policy drug use in professional football and cycling sociological enquiry and the problems of researching drugs in sport. Designed to help students explore and understand this problematic area of research in sport studies, and richly illustrated throughout with case studies and empirical data, An Introduction to Drugs in Sport is an invaluable addition to the literature. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the relationship between drugs, sport and society.

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Author: S. Wagg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230320819
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: History

The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

Sport and society

Author: Graham Scambler
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 0335210716
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

This text presents a comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It examines the changing role of sport in society and analyses topics such as representations of sport in the media and violence in sport.

Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658100155
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: Social Science

Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

Work Less Live More

Author: Christopher Warhurst
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230535607
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The relationship between work and life has become a key feature of much current government, practitioner and academic debate. In Work Less, Live More?, the authors respond to recent developments that challenge the work-life boundary, these developments include changing locations of work, new forms of work and work intensification.

Battleground sports

Author: Michael Atkinson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015078800086
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Reference