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Title Elite sport, doping and public health / edited by Verner Møller, Mike McNamee, Paul Dimeo
Published Odense : University Press of Southern Denmark ; Portland, OR : Distribution in the United States and Canada, International Specialized Book Services, 2009


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Description 192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Conceptual confusion and the anti-doping campaign in Denmark / Verner Møller -- The origins of anti-doping policy in sports : from public health to fair play / Paul Dimeo -- Doping, public health and the generalisation of interests / Barrie Houlihan -- Steroids, symbolism and morality : the construction of a social problem and its unintended consequences / Rob Beamish -- Anabolic steroid use in the general population of the United Kingdom / Michael Evans-Brown and Jim McVeigh -- Doping in fitness and strength training environments : politics, motives and masculinity / Ask Vest Christiansen -- In praise of the non-dominant senses of doping behaviour / Patrick Laure -- Gene technology, postponing motherhood and the doping ban / Claudio Tamburrini -- What is wrong with genetic enhancement in sport? / Mike McNamee -- Current anti-doping policy : harm reduction or harm induction? / Bengt Kayser -- Where on earth is Michael Rasmussen? Is an elite level athlete's duty to provide information on whereabouts justifiable anti-doping work or an indefensible surveillance regime? / Dag Vidar Hanstad and Sigmund Loland -- Doctors' duties and doping dilemmas / Rob Dawson and Mike McNamee
Summary "In the past, the issue of doping in sports was of interest only to aficionados of elite sports. Nowadays, it is a matter of intense public scrutiny that spans the worlds of health, medicine, politics, technology, and beyond. This book illustrates how the issue of doping has evolved beyond the world of elite sports into an arena of public health. The book draws upon multi-disciplinary perspectives from applied and professional ethics, biomedical science, history, philosophy, policy studies, and sociology. The essays - written by a group of leading international experts - are the product of a colloquium of the International Network of Humanistic Doping Research held at Aarhus University in Denmark. Their scope ranges from conceptual analysis and case studies to policy critique. Each of these disciplinary perspectives, it is argued, is necessary to understand the problem of doping 'in the round'. The topics include: the ethics of genetic technologies, the justification of dope-testing regimes, the relations between sports doping and the recreational use of drugs for body shape and image enhancement, and the formation and critique of policies that reflect the diversity of social issues in doping."--Publisher's description
Notes Results from a conference held at the University of Aarhus in August 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Anabolic steroids -- Congresses.
Doping in sports -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Dimeo, Paul, 1971-
McNamee, M. J. (Mike J.)
Møller, Verner.
Aarhus universitet.
LC no. 2010277552
ISBN 8776744108