Online Doping: The Digital Ecosystem and Cyborgification of Drug Cultures

Jesper Andreasson, April Henning

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This book examines the bodies, communities, and cultures that evolve in different online doping spaces. By engaging in critical analysis of the interrelatedness of online and offline doped realities, the book provides a comprehensive analysis influenced by digital sociology and feminist theory. It focuses on the intersection of doping, bodies, and technology, and is structured around three interconnected themes prominent in doping research but less acknowledged in online environments: doping spaces and communities; gender and power relationships; and the relationship between online activities and offline social life.

Building on extensive online research with different drug communities and doping spaces, the authors illustrate how the online world of doping has developed into a digital ecosystem, and present an argument for understanding doping as a cyborgified concept.

It will be of interest to students and researchers of sport and digital sociology, media studies, social work, drug studies and gender studies.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages181
ISBN (Electronic)9783031302725
ISBN (Print)9783031302718, 9783031302749
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Anti-doping policies
  • Digital Sociology
  • Gym cultures
  • IPED users
  • Sports Pharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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