Towards a Social Science of Drugs in Sport

Towards a Social Science of Drugs in Sport

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The debate around the role of drugs in sport is vibrant. There is a wealth of evidence from the hard end of science, telling us how drugs work, how drug testing works, and how many athletes have fallen foul of the system. The evidence from social science is still building momentum. For example, what makes an athlete use a performance enhancing substance? qTo winq simply fails to explain the drug use behaviour we see among athletes. This book provides a foundation for anyone trying to understand the drugs in sport problem beyond the hard science by looking at the qpeople factorq from different perspectives. After building a case for the social science of drugs in sport, it is examined from the ethical, sociological, economic, legal and psychological points of view. The book concludes with a definitive statement about what researchers, policy makers, sports administrators, athletes and fans can do to achieve a social science of drugs in sport that puts people firmly in the centre of the debate. This volume was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.Structure of the agenda Five pairs of essays make up the agenda. The first pair of essays is aimed at providing readers with grounding in the context of drugs in sport research. The first essay (Mazanov and McDermott) argues the case foranbsp;...


Title:Towards a Social Science of Drugs in Sport
Author: Jason Mazanov
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13
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