Download e-book for kindle: A Global History of Doping in Sport: Drugs, Policy, and by John Gleaves,Thomas Hunt

By John Gleaves,Thomas Hunt

ISBN-10: 1138840947

ISBN-13: 9781138840942

From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported through carrying firms, the improvement of anti-doping ideology has unfold all through smooth recreation. but heretofore few historians have explored the numerous ways in which foreign activity has spoke back to doping. This publication seeks to fill that hole by means of analyzing diverse facets of sport’s worldwide efforts to reply to athletes doping. by means of incorporating cultural, political, and feminist histories that research overseas responses to doping, this precise factor goals to raised articulate the narrative of doping. The paintings starts off with the 1st point out of doping in any activity. It examines not just the 1st efforts to prohibit doping but additionally the athletes who sought functionality enhancers. targeting particular framing occasions, authors during this factor study how historical past of doping and the way it has indelibly marked the carrying panorama. the result's a piece with either breadth and concentration. From tales of eastern swimmers to Italian runners to American jockeys, the paintings spans the variety of doping background. while, the authors stay centred round one unmarried factor: the heritage of doping in sport.

This bookw as released as a different factor of the International magazine of the background of Sport.

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