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Andreasson, J. & Johansson, T. (2020). Fitness Doping: Trajectories, Gender, Bodies and Health. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fitness Doping: Trajectories, Gender, Bodies and Health
2020 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book compiles several years of multi-faceted qualitative research on fitness doping to provide a fresh insight into how the growing phenomenon intersects with issues of gender, body and health in contemporary society.

 

Drawing on biographical interviews, as well as online and offline ethnography, Andreasson and Johansson analyse how, in the context of the global development of gym and fitness culture, particular doping trajectories are formulated, and users come into contact with doping. They also explore users’ internalisation of particular values, practices and communications and analyse how this influences understandings of the self, health, gender and the body, as well as tying this into wider beliefs regarding individual freedom and the law.

 

This insight into doping goes beyond elite and organised sports, and will be of interest to students and scholars across the sociology of sport, leisure studies, and gender and body politics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. p. 217
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86302 (URN)978-3-030-22105-8 (ISBN)978-3-030-22104-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-07-10 Created: 2019-07-10 Last updated: 2019-10-18Bibliographically approved
Larsson, H. & Andreasson, J. (2020). Sport and Masculinities in Sweden: Performance and the Notion of Gender Equality. In: Rory Magrath, Jamie Cleland and Eric Anderson (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport: (pp. 465-481). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sport and Masculinities in Sweden: Performance and the Notion of Gender Equality
2020 (English)In: The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport / [ed] Rory Magrath, Jamie Cleland and Eric Anderson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 465-481Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science; Social Sciences, Gender Studies; Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89219 (URN)978-3-030-19799-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-22 Created: 2019-09-22 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, J. & Sverkersson, E. (2019). A new doping demography?: Female PIED users in the context of online communication. In: International Network of Doping Research, 2019 Conference, WADA’s 20th Anniversary, 22.-23. August 2019, Aarhus University, Denmark: Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at INDR International Network of Doping Research - WADA 20th Anniversary 22-23 aug 2019 (pp. 8-8). Aarhus University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A new doping demography?: Female PIED users in the context of online communication
2019 (English)In: International Network of Doping Research, 2019 Conference, WADA’s 20th Anniversary, 22.-23. August 2019, Aarhus University, Denmark: Book of Abstracts, Aarhus University , 2019, p. 8-8Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Internationally, WADA, NADOs, and different public health organizations conduct fairly comprehensive antidoping measures. As a consequence, numerous ‘new’ ways to learn about and access these types of drugs have emerged. Different internet communities, for example, have become part of a new self-help culture in which mostly men, can anonymously approach these substances. But times are changing and women are increasingly engaging in drug using practices. Using a netnographic approach, the aim of this study is to describe and analyse how female users of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIED) approach, understand and negotiate their use, and relate it to existing preventative measures. The study will focus on an online community called Flashback, and adopts a constructionist approach, investigating how particular subject positions (identities) and drug use strategies are created within a specific ‘community of practice’. The results show that there is an increasing amount of knowledge that not only targets but is also developed by and for women concerning PIED use. Female users are gradually becoming more integrated into the online doping community. A changing doping demography and the online offer of PEIDs will be a great challenge in the development of future supranational, and online, prevention strategies and anti-doping campaigns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus University, 2019
National Category
Social Work Sport and Fitness Sciences Pedagogy
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-88617 (URN)
Conference
INDR International Network of Doping Research - WADA 20th Anniversary 22-23 aug 2019
Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, J. & Johansson, T. (2019). Becoming a half-time parent: Fatherhood after divorce. Journal of Family Studies, 25(1), 2-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Becoming a half-time parent: Fatherhood after divorce
2019 (English)In: Journal of Family Studies, ISSN 1322-9400, E-ISSN 1839-3543, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 2-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Men have increasingly been dedicating time and effort to childcare. Consequently, the idea of the ‘new’ emotionally involved father has been discussed in the literature. This article focuses on narratives of divorced Swedish fathers with joint physical custody of their children. This arrangement, a new model of post-divorce parenting, has become increasingly popular in several Nordic countries. The article aims to analyse the experiences attached to and emanating from this particular form of post-divorce agreement, and how it is understood in relation to the Swedish childcare system. The fathers interviewed had a strong ambition to share things equally, as well as to carry on family practices in gender-equal ways. This desire was, however, balanced with a number of obstacles, such as work requirements, living conditions and conceptions of gender differences. In this way, the fathers’ subjective aspirations and strivings were filtered through structural and cultural conditions in society, with clear connections to Swedish family and gender politics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55070 (URN)10.1080/13229400.2016.1195277 (DOI)000452751100002 ()2-s2.0-84978531854 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-07-25 Created: 2016-07-25 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, J. & Johansson, T. (2019). Bodybuilding and Fitness Doping in Transition: Historical Transformations and Contemporary Challenges. Social Sciences, 8(3), 1-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bodybuilding and Fitness Doping in Transition: Historical Transformations and Contemporary Challenges
2019 (English)In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article describes and analyses the historical development of gym and fitness culture in general and doping use in this context in particular. Theoretically, the paper utilises the concept of subculture and explores how a subcultural response can be used analytically in relation to processes of cultural normalisation as well as marginalisation. The focus is on historical and symbolic negotiations that have occurred over time, between perceived expressions of extreme body cultures and sociocultural transformations in society—with a perspective on fitness doping in public discourse. Several distinct phases in the history of fitness doping are identified. First, there is an introductory phase in the mid-1950s, in which there is an optimism connected to modernity and thoughts about scientifically-engineered bodies. Secondly, in the 1960s and 70s, a distinct bodybuilding subculture is developed, cultivating previously unseen muscular male bodies. Thirdly, there is a critical phase in the 1980s and 90s, where drugs gradually become morally objectionable. The fourth phase, the fitness revolution, can be seen as a transformational phase in gym culture. The massive bodybuilding body is replaced with the well-defined and moderately muscular fitness body, but at the same time there are strong commercialised values which contribute to the development of a new doping market. Finally, it is possible to speculate on the development of a fifth phase, in which fitness doping is increasingly being filtered into mainstream gym and fitness culture, influencing the fitness doping demography.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Sociology Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80945 (URN)10.3390/socsci8030080 (DOI)2-s2.0-85063909033 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-03-04 Created: 2019-03-04 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, J. (2019). Doping Trajectories: Becoming and Unbecoming a Fitness Doper. In: Ask Vest Christiansen & John Gleaves (Ed.), INDR 8th International Conference, WADA's 20th Anniversary: 22-23 August, Aarhus, Denmark. Paper presented at INDR 8th International Conference. WADA's 20th anniversary.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Doping Trajectories: Becoming and Unbecoming a Fitness Doper
2019 (English)In: INDR 8th International Conference, WADA's 20th Anniversary: 22-23 August, Aarhus, Denmark / [ed] Ask Vest Christiansen & John Gleaves, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-88612 (URN)
Conference
INDR 8th International Conference. WADA's 20th anniversary
Note

Ej belagd 20191111

Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-11-11Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, J. & Johansson, T. (2019). Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies: Gender, Identities & Bodies in Motion. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies: Gender, Identities & Bodies in Motion
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book investigates extreme sports, defined as sports in which athletes challenge and transgress societal perceptions of what is humanly possible to achieve, in terms of physical training and bodily development/performance. Situated within a growing body of literature analysing the impact of new training trends on an individual’s body, identity, lifestyle and perception of his/her social surroundings, Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies focuses on the gendered and embodied experiences of bodybuilding, Ironman triathlon, and mixed martial arts.Through their ethnographic analysis, Andreasson and Johansson present a unique and updated account of the increasing phenomenon of extreme sports and extreme bodies in contemporary Western society, grounded in the sociology of sport, body studies and embodiment literature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 248
National Category
Sociology Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77870 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-97238-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85063248092 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-97237-4 (ISBN)9783319972381 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-19 Created: 2018-09-19 Last updated: 2019-05-24Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, J. & Sverkersson, E. (2019). Female Fitness Doping: A new doping demography. In: Narrowing paths - transgressive routes. Youth in changing times : new forms of inequality, risk and resistance: Nordic Youth Research Symposium (NYRIS) in Aarhus 14 - 16 August 2019. Paper presented at Nordic Youth Research Symposium (NYRIS), Aarhus, Denmark, 14-16 Augusti 2019 (pp. 22-23). Aarhus University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Female Fitness Doping: A new doping demography
2019 (English)In: Narrowing paths - transgressive routes. Youth in changing times : new forms of inequality, risk and resistance: Nordic Youth Research Symposium (NYRIS) in Aarhus 14 - 16 August 2019, Aarhus University , 2019, p. 22-23Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Internationally, WADA and different public health organizations conduct fairly comprehensive antidoping measures. As a consequence, numerous ‘new’ ways to learn about and access these types of drugs have emerged. Different internet communities, for example, have become part of a new self-help culture in which mostly men, can anonymously approach these substances, and discuss their experiences of using them. But times are changing and women are increasingly engaging in drug using practices. Using a netnographic approach, the aim of this study is to describe and analyse how female users of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIED) approach, understand and negotiate their use, and relate it to existing preventative measures. The study will focus on an online community called Flashback, and adopts a constructionist approach, investigating how particular subject positions (identities) and drug use strategies are created within a specific ‘community of practice’. The results show that there is an increasing amount of knowledge that not only targets but is also developed by and for women concerning PIED use. Female users are gradually becoming more integrated into the online doping community. A changing doping demography and the online offer of PEIDs will be a great challenge in the development of future supranational, and online, prevention strategies. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus University, 2019
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89732 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Youth Research Symposium (NYRIS), Aarhus, Denmark, 14-16 Augusti 2019
Available from: 2019-10-18 Created: 2019-10-18 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, J. & Sverkersson, E. (2019). Fitness doping and the female body: Negotiating gender and contesting the limits of the body through drug use practices. In: Narrowing paths-transgressive routes: Youth in changing times: new forms of inequality, risk and resistance. Paper presented at NYRIS Nordic Youth Research Symposium, Aarhus, Denmark, 14-16 August 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fitness doping and the female body: Negotiating gender and contesting the limits of the body through drug use practices
2019 (English)In: Narrowing paths-transgressive routes: Youth in changing times: new forms of inequality, risk and resistance, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89856 (URN)
Conference
NYRIS Nordic Youth Research Symposium, Aarhus, Denmark, 14-16 August 2019
Available from: 2019-10-30 Created: 2019-10-30 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, J. (2019). Fitness dopning: Kroppsideal, dopningskultur och genus. In: Samtal om samhällsideal, machokultur och dopning: . Paper presented at Dopningskultur, genus och kroppsideal, Länsstyrelsen.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fitness dopning: Kroppsideal, dopningskultur och genus
2019 (Swedish)In: Samtal om samhällsideal, machokultur och dopning, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89554 (URN)
Conference
Dopningskultur, genus och kroppsideal, Länsstyrelsen
Note

Ej belagd 20191121

Available from: 2019-10-14 Created: 2019-10-14 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved
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