John Gleaves,Thomas Hunt's A Global History of Doping in Sport: Drugs, Policy, and PDF

By John Gleaves,Thomas Hunt

From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported through wearing enterprises, the advance of anti-doping ideology has unfold all through smooth recreation. but heretofore few historians have explored the various ways in which foreign recreation has replied to doping. This ebook seeks to fill that hole by way of reading varied facets of sport’s worldwide efforts to reply to athletes doping. by means of incorporating cultural, political, and feminist histories that learn foreign responses to doping, this specified factor goals to higher 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. concentrating on particular framing occasions, authors during this factor learn 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 diversity of doping historical past. even as, the authors stay concentrated round one unmarried factor: the heritage of doping in sport.


This bookw as released as a unique factor of the International magazine of the heritage of Sport.

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