Drugs, Sport, Anxiety and Foucouldian Governmentality
Burke, Michael and Hallinan, Christopher J (2008) Drugs, Sport, Anxiety and Foucouldian Governmentality. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 2 (1). pp. 39-55. ISSN 1751-1321Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.
This paper1 uses concepts of anxiety and Foucauldian governmentality to investigate the ways that the discourses supporting the ban on performance-enhancing drugs in sport have been manipulated and broadened to treat this issue as a public policy and health issue rather than an example of rule violation in sport. Some effects of this expansion include the broadening of drug testing to include testing for recreational drugs, the intrusion of both central governments and scientific experts into the issue and the curtailment of civil liberties for athletes. A further effect has been the perpetration of injustices against athletes under the guise of such injustices being necessary to maintain the integrity of sport.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ResPubID16072, drugs, sport, Foucault, governmentality|
|Subjects:||Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
FOR Classification > 2101 Archaeology
SEO Classification > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2011 04:56|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2011 04:56|
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