Introduction: Unbinding Doping Contexts

April Henning, Jesper Andreasson

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This chapter introduces the main aims and ambition with the anthology, which is to bring together research from diverse perspectives on doping and Image and Performance Enhancing Drug (IPED) use. The chapter highlights existing but often backgrounded links between sport and fitness doping research and present a re-reading of the cultural history of doping through which simplistic divisions, such as that between sport and fitness, are deconstructed. Further, by unbinding the hegemonic divide between sports doping and fitness doping, new insights (and themes) concerning anti-doping, health and risk, new emerging doping spaces and the gendering of this field of research are brought to the fore. These themes are then used as point of departure when introducing the different chapters and scholars that contribute to the volume at hand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoping in Sport and Fitness
EditorsApril Henning, Jesper Andreasson
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781801171571
ISBN (Print)9781801171588
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Sport
ISSN (Print)1476-2854


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