New PDF release: A Global History of Doping in Sport: Drugs, Policy, and

By John Gleaves,Thomas Hunt

From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported through carrying enterprises, the improvement of anti-doping ideology has unfold all through sleek recreation. but heretofore few historians have explored the numerous ways in which overseas recreation has replied to doping. This ebook seeks to fill that hole through analyzing various elements of sport’s worldwide efforts to reply to athletes doping. by way of incorporating cultural, political, and feminist histories that study foreign responses to doping, this specified factor goals to raised articulate the narrative of doping. The paintings starts off with the 1st point out of doping in any recreation. 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 research how background of doping and the way it has indelibly marked the wearing panorama. the result's a piece with either breadth and concentration. From tales of jap swimmers to Italian runners to American jockeys, the paintings spans the variety of doping historical past. while, the authors stay centred round one unmarried factor: the historical past 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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