Drugs, Alcohol and Sport: A Critical History by Paul DimeoDrugs, Alcohol and Sport: A Critical History by Paul Dimeo

Drugs, Alcohol and Sport: A Critical History

EditorPaul Dimeo

Paperback | October 13, 2009

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The use of alcohol and drugs seems contradictory to the popular ideal of sport as a healthy moral and physical pursuit, and yet it has been present in sports culture since clubs first became the focus for competitive games and social gatherings. Charting the changing patterns of the use of drugs and alcohol since the nineteenth century, this is a critical history that relates substance consumption and regulation to social relations of power: sports men and women almost revelling in their deviance and leaving the moral agonising to their supposed 'superiors'. In addition, certain substances have become at various times the focus of heightened controversy, raising questions about the symbolism of the body in sport, its uses and behaviours and associated perceptions. These questions are tackled here in a lively discussion on the social construction of drug and alcohol use, ideal as a catalyst for debate or as an informed introduction to the hottest topic in sport today.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in History.

Paul Dimeo is Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies at the University of Stirling.
Title:Drugs, Alcohol and Sport: A Critical HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041556848X

ISBN - 13:9780415568487


Table of Contents

1. The Sons of Lush: Tom Wills, Alcohol and the Colonial CricketerGregory M. de Moore 2. Drink and the Professional Footballer in 1890s England and IrelandPamela Dixon and Neal Garnham 3. Alcohol and the Sportsperson: An Anomalous AllianceWray Vamplew  4. From Fixed Capacities to Performance-Enhancement: The Paradigm Shift in the Science of 'Training' and the Use of Performance-Enhancing SubstancesRob Beamish and Ian Ritchie  5. Anabolic Steroid and Stimulant Use in North American Sport between 1850 and 1980Charles E. Yesalis and Michael S. Bahrke  6. Knud Enemark Jensen's Death During the 1960 Rome Olympics: A Search for Truth?Verner M'ller  7. Changing Patterns of Drug Use in British Sport from the 1960sIvan Waddington 8. The Legacy of Festina: Patterns of Drug Use in European Cycling Since 1998Ask Vest Christiansen 9. The Quest for the Imaginary Evil: A Critique of Anti-DopingKristian Rasmussen