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  • 1.
    Ahmadi, Fereshteh
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Sweden.
    Andréasson, Frida
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Bayati, Zahra
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bečević, Zulmir
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bredström, Anna
    Linköping University, Sweden.
    Cuadra, Carin
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Dahlstedt, Magnus
    Linköping University, Sweden.
    Darvishpour, Mehrdad
    Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    Dellgran, Peter
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Elsrud, Torun
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Enell, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Gustafsson, Kristina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Johansson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Söderqvist Forkby, Åsa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Trulsson, Åsa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Öhlund, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Remissyttrande över utkast till lagrådsremiss: Förlängning av lagen om tillfälliga begränsningar av möjligheten att få uppehållstillstånd i Sverige (Dnr Ju2019/00509/L7)2019Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 2.
    Andersson, Karin
    et al.
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Being a Group Fitness Instructor during the COVID-19 Crisis: Navigating Professional Identity, Social Distancing, and Community2021In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 10, no 4, article id 118Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research question and purpose: Les Mills is a New Zealand-based fitness distributor with a community consisting of approximately 140.000 instructors worldwide who teach standardized workout routines. This paper aims to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic and related measurements, such as social distancing affect the everyday lives and professions of Les Mills International (LMI) group fitness instructors. The aim was met with the following research questions: RQ1: How are social distancing and social connectedness understood, and how do they condition LMI instructors' understanding of their profession? RQ2: What do LMI instructors think about the #LesMillsUnited campaign to maintain a strong trainer community in the midst of the pandemic? RQ3: How do LMI instructors think that group fitness will change long term due to social distancing? Research methods: Using qualitative measures and a case-study-based approach, data were gathered through interviews with LMI-certified group fitness instructors. Seven semi-structured focused group discussions with fifteen group fitness instructors from different countries were conducted and audio recorded. The first round of virtual discussions took place in April 2020, and the follow-up talks in September 2020. A thematic analysis was employed to analyze the material. Results and findings: According to the participants, online classes as a means of upholding group fitness in times of social distancing is an insufficient substitute to face-to-face instructing, lacking social connectedness that is normally maintained through successful rituals or social scripts. Navigating "instructorhood" during the pandemic includes emotional labor where not only relationships to clients are challenged, but instructors also experience societal pressure to reinvent themselves as instructors. Implications: With no way of telling how long social distancing needs to be practiced, the group fitness industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Making sense of the group fitness profession currently preoccupies instructors who may now have to redefine to themselves how they can teach, and who for.

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  • 3.
    Andersson, Karin
    et al.
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Being a Group Fitness Instructor during the COVID-19 Crisis: Navigating Professional Identity, Social Distancing, and Community - A Summary2021In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no June 17Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 4. Andersson, Karin
    et al.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Vogl, Ulrike
    Global Perspectives on Group Fitness Post Lockdown: Reflections of Les Mills’ Trainers2022In: Restart: Sport After the Covid-19 Time Out / [ed] Krieger, J., Henning, A., & Pieper, L., Common Ground Publishing, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 5. Andersson, Karin
    et al.
    Vogl, Ulrike
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Working out Covid-19: Being a Les Mills Instructor and Managing Health in Times of Quarantine2021In: Time Out: Global Perspectives on Sport and the Covid-19 Lockdown / [ed] Jörg Krieger;April Henning;Lindsay Parks Pieper;Paul Dimeo, Common Ground Publishing, 2021, p. 107-118Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Between Performance and Beauty: Towards a sociological understanding of trajectories to drug use in a gym and bodybuilding context.2013In: Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, E-ISSN 2000-088X, Vol. 4, p. 69-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Emanating from an ethnographic study of Swedish bodybuilders, this article aims to present a sociological understanding of various circumstances influencing the decision to begin taking performance-enhancing drugs. Theoretically, the research builds upon a constructionist approach, in which actors’ identity claims, the way they describe themselves and their group affiliation, are understood both as individual stories of identity construction and as discursive statements. The result shows that the willingness to perform, to focus on the body’s function, is a paradigmatic narrative being expressed throughout. As such, this performance oriented lifestyle can be related to traditional values saluted within organised sports and also understood as a fairly stable part of a hegemonic masculine construction. However, the results also show how the performance logic is entwined with a strong zest for bodily aesthetics. In the article, this cultural ambiguity is used as an analytical window through which one can see how different understandings of gender, health and doping continuously are socially negotiated in relation to contemporary fitness culture and public health organisations in Swedish society. By analysing doping trajectories in this way the article suggests that drug using practises could be understood as an activity performed along a continuum of cultural and societal (over-)conformity, rather than actions representing societal abnormality.

  • 7.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Bodybuilding in practice and in representation: A subcultural and subjective odyssey2014In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no 11 marsArticle, book review (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Brudar, bärs och bögar: maskulinitet och sexualitet i en enkönad miljö2003In: Sexualitetens omvandlingar: politisk lesbiskhet, unga kristna och machokulturer / [ed] Thomas Johansson och Philip Lalander, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2003, 1, p. 25-46Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Doping Trajectories: Becoming and Unbecoming a Fitness Doper2019In: INDR 8th International Conference, WADA's 20th Anniversary: 22-23 August, Aarhus, Denmark / [ed] Ask Vest Christiansen & John Gleaves, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Fitness dopning: Kroppsideal, dopningskultur och genus2019In: Samtal om samhällsideal, machokultur och dopning, 2019Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Fotbollens arbetarklass2010In: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, no 4, p. 11-16Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Kulturhistoriskt har fotboll dominerats av män och maskulinitet.

    Den manliga normen inom fotbollen tvingar spelare i damallsvenskan

    att anpassa sig och vänja sig vid begränsade resurser. De

    känner sig oönskade, går i opposition och utvecklar strategier för att

    distansera sig från den manliga dominansen.

  • 12.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Gym- och Fitnessdopning.: Kropp, genus och en föränderlig dopningsdemografi2019Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Huset: Utvärdering av verksamheten på Ungdomens Hus i Kalmar2001Report (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    I viljan att prestera2011In: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 8-12Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Idrott, kropp och jämställdhet2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Idrott, kön och klass2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Idrott och jämställdhet2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Idrottens kön2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Lund:Sociologiska institutionen.
    Idrottens kön. Genus, kropp och sexualitet i lagidrottens vardag2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Kön och åldrande2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Mellan svett och mascara: Masculinitet i ett kvinnligt fotbollslag2005In: Manlighetens omvandlingar: ungdom, sexualitet och kön i heteronormativitetens gränstrakter / [ed] Thomas Johansson, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2005, p. 21-40Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Muskler, maskulinitet och motionsdoping2018In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no October 25Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Negotiating Manhood: Doping and the mainstreaming of online marginal masculinities2017In: Presented at: International Network for Doping Research (INDR), Aarhus, August 24-25, 2017. / [ed] Ask Vest Christiansson and John Gleaves, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Online Doping: Kroppsideal och genus i digitala dopinggemenskaper2022In: Presented at: Doping - Det dolda samhällsproblemet, 2022Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Pojkflickan, fotbollsflatan och alla andra. Myt och verklighet i svensk damfotboll2005In: I Kulturella Perspektiv. Svensk etnologisk tidsskrift, nr 1:2005. Stockholm: Carlsson BokförlagArticle in journal (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Reconceptualising the gender of fitness doping: Performing and negotiating masculinity through drug-use practices2015In: Evaluating the Unintended Effects of Anti-Doping, 27-28 August, 2015 / [ed] Ask Vest Christiansen, John Gleaves, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Reconceptualising the Gender of Fitness Doping: Performing and Negotiating Masculinity through Drug-Use Practices2015In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 4, p. 546-562Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyses self-portrayals and gender constructions among Swedish male bodybuilders who are engaged in fitness doping. The empirical material comes from a larger ethnographic investigation into gym culture. The results show that there is a strong propensity to conform with particular gender fantasies that rests heavily on a binary understanding of gendered, doped bodies. However, this storyline does not apprehend the entire self-presentation of the analysed drug users. Negotiations and inclusive subversions of traditional gender norms are also expressed. For example, the narratives show how the use of performance-enhancing substances makes it possible for (heterosexual) men to approach, touch and express feelings of desire towards other men and their bodies. As such, this practice can be viewed as a contestation of hegemonic gender values, in which masculinity and fitness doping are detached from a quite heterosexist understanding, and turned into a symbolic world of homoerotic pleasure.

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  • 28.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    ‘Shut up and squat!’: Learning body knowledge within the gym2014In: Ethnography and Education, ISSN 1745-7823, E-ISSN 1745-7831, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 1-15Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to describe and analyse learning processes among bodybuilders in bodybuilding environments, focusing on the ways activities form the basis for incorporation of both physical and cultural knowledge. Emanating from an ethnographic study, the arguments are based on a constructionist approach to knowledge. The result provides an understanding of knowledge as being, and becoming, embodied through different learning processes. This article shows how knowledge of exercise, nutrition and physiology is gradually acquired and physically experienced, eventually becoming knowledge ‘in the body’ rather than ‘about the body’. Through these learning processes, the individual develops perceptual as well as tactile abilities that, earlier, were unexplored or bodily inaccessible.

  • 29.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Smärta, pump och förkroppsligade läroprocesser på gymmet2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Steroider på nätet: Att använda sociala medier för att diskutera och legitimera dopning2016In: Presented at: DrogFOKUS 2016, nationell konferens om alkohol, narkotika, dopning och tobak, 13-20 Oktober, 2016, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sociala medier och olika internetforum har blivit en del av en ny självhjälpskultur där människor anonymt kan legitimera och diskutera sina erfarenheter av att använda prestationshöjande substanser(PED). Användarna är medvetna om att de riskerar sin egen hälsa men töjer på gränserna för att nå uppsatta mål.

  • 31.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    The Global Gym2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    (Un)Becoming a fitness doper: Negotiating the meaning of illicit drug use in a gym and fitness context2019In: International Network of Doping Research, 2019 Conference, WADA’s 20th Anniversary, 22.-23. August 2019, Aarhus University, Denmark: Book of Abstracts, Aarhus university, Denmark , 2019, p. 8-8Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    'Vi spelar också i Allsvenskan'.: Kvinnors idrottsliga förutsättningar under omvandling.2009In: Uppbrott: Brytpunkter och övergångar i tid och rum / [ed] Mats Larsson, Kalmar: Högskolan i Kalmar , 2009, p. 75-90Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Carlsson, Bo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Sport, dominance, hegemonic culture, and rebellion: an introduction2022In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 25, no 6, p. 1103-1105Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Danielsson, Tom
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Elitmotionärens vardag - familjeliv, tidspussel och extremidrott2016In: Idrottsforskning, E-ISSN 2002-3944, no 18 majArticle in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Att kombinera vardagen som elitmotionär med ett fungerande familjeliv är ingen enkel ekvation. Uppoffringar, glädje, dåligt samvete och glada hejarop är en del av vardagen. Men på vems villkor och bekostnad formas egentligen elitmotionärens livsstil?

  • 36.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Henning, April
    Heriot-Watt University, UK.
    Online Doping: The Digital Ecosystem and Cyborgification of Drug Cultures2023Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Builds on online material gathered by the authors over several years on diverse online doping forumsAnalyses development of online forums and communities and the ambitions of usersFocuses on online gender identity constructions and how communities are saturated with gendered understandings

  • 37.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Education in Change.
    Henning, April Dawn
    University of Stirling, UK.
    Challenging Hegemony Through Narrative: Centering Women’s Experiences and Establishing a Sis-Science Culture Through a Women-Only Doping Forum2022In: Communication & Sport, ISSN 2167-4795, E-ISSN 2167-4809, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 708-729Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Understandings of image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs) and their use has largely been conceptualized through the lens of male hegemonic patterns, treating women’s doping as a threat to the “natural” gender order. This article focuses on an exclusive, women-only online IPED forum. It aims to describe and analyze how this new forum was met within the broader doping community, and how issues related to IPED use and gender are addressed by women when their views are not backgrounded by potential male commentators and misogynistic discourses. The results show that first-hand knowledge is disseminated by women, which contributes to the foundation of a women’s ethnopharmacological (sub)culture. Women, their bodies, and experiences become the standard and the “unspoken” norm in the discussions. The secluded space allows women to challenge patterns of hegemonic masculinity, while building and reinforcing women’s experiences, bodies, and expertise as the standard. This stresses the importance of moving beyond hegemonic conceptualizations to understand the ongoing socio-cultural changes to the gender balance of IPED use and to center women’s doping experiences, and the risks associated with use. This has implications for the formation and development of both this community and of a “sis-science” based on women’s knowledge and experience.

  • 38.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Education in Change.
    Henning, April Dawn
    University of Stirling, UK.
    “Falling down the Rabbit Fuck Hole”: Spectacular Masculinities, Hypersexuality, and the Real in an Online Doping Community2022In: Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities, ISSN 2688-8149, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 76-97Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Through hegemonic ideas about muscles and extraordinary performances, image- and performance-enhancing drugs (IPEDs) and their use have been traditionally connected to hypersexualized masculinities. This link has resulted in spectacular ideas and fantasies about what IPEDs can do to/with men regarding their bodies and sexual performance. However, these ideas do not always manifest or correspond with daily life. Using a qualitative and case-study-based approach, this article investigates the relationship between doped and spectacular masculinities as they are presented and constructed in and through an online doping community, and users’ experiences of side effects of the doped body and its social consequences. Analytically, the article draws on Guy Debord’s work on the relationship between the spectacle and the real, and the ongoing theoretical debate on different reconfigurations and redefinitions of doped masculinities. It argues that anticipations of and effects from IPEDs can bring alternative ways of enacting doping masculinity and sexuality in the context of online communication while also blurring the lines between fantasy and lived experience.

  • 39.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Henning, April Dawn
    University of Stirling, UK.
    Fitness Culture and IPEDs: Crisis, revolution, and the digital push, 1990-20202022Other (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Henning, April Dawn
    University of Stirling, UK.
    Glocal fitness doping: Policy, practice and prevention in the United States and Sweden2019In: Performance Enhancement & Health, E-ISSN 2211-2669, Vol. 6, no 3-4, p. 103-110Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Situated within a framework of a globalized gym and fitness culture, this paper aims to investigate and compare how fitness doping can be understood in relation to, and how it is affected by, different national and local contexts. Representing different forms of welfare state regimes, the comparative analysis focuses on policy, practice, and prevention in the United States and Sweden. The findings indicate, among other things, how national level policy and implementation reflect local priorities, understandings, and values. Sweden’s choices form a pattern reflecting the priority of protecting the collective good over individual pursuits. Conversely, that the U.S. does not police outside formally governed competitions in sports or in criminal contexts. Further, U.S. bodybuilders do not feel targeted for their appearance in the same ways, illustrating the priority of individual choice. Further, the paper discusses how each country implements anti-doping in ways consistent with global policies, but are also informed by various local understandings and values. This interplay between the supranational structures and locally diverse implementation is not only complex, but can seem contradictory as each locality partly remains within a global system of anti-doping in sport, and partly operates outside this context. We suggest glocal fitness doping needs to be understood as a process through which global ideals, organisations, and more contribute to influencing local and national prevention policies and cultures, and vice versa.

  • 41.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Henning, April Dawn
    University of Stirling, UK.
    Gym Culture and IPEDs: The pre-history of IPEDs and the golden era of bodybuilding, 1900-1980s2022Other (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Henning, April Dawn
    University of Stirling, UK.
    Performance Cultures and Doped Bodies: Challenging categories, gender norms, and policy responses2021Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Why has doping, both as a practice and a social phenomenon, been approached largely as a question of context: sport or fitness? Individuals may use substances to enhance sporting performance or within the framework of gym and fitness culture to create a perfect body. But clearly, people who dope are not bound to a singular context. It is quite the opposite, as individuals weave between and move across various settings in their trajectories to and from doping, as goals, identities, ambitions, and lifestyles change over time. Still, these stark categorizations often made in public discourse – and reinforced by scholars – have continued to ignore these lived experiences and limited our understanding of doping. Building on data gathered through ethnographic fieldwork, studies of online doping communities, and in-depth case studies, this book embraces the challenge of moving beyond traditional and historical doping dichotomies – such as those of sport or fitness, online or offline, pleasure or harm, masculinity or femininity, and health or harm – and, in a sociologically informed analysis, it develops new terminology to understand trajectories to and from doping. It argues there are multiple ways to understand doped bodies and doping practices, and that we must approach these questions from the perspective of both/and rather than either/or. By imploding these divisions, it offers updated and nuanced ways of both empirically and theoretically rethinking doping use and experiences attached to the practice. 

  • 43.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Henning, April Dawn
    Rethinking Sport and Social Issues2024Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Education in Change.
    Herz, Marcus
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Family practices, deportability and administrative violence: an ethnographic study on asylum seekers' family life in the Swedish migration context2022In: Families, Relationships and Societies, ISSN 2046-7435, E-ISSN 2046-7443, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 157-174Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Utilising data gathered through ethnographic fieldwork this article investigates (a) how asylum seekers portray family life in relation to their decision to flee their country of origin, and (b) how asylum seekers’ ways of doing family life intersect with the Swedish migration context. Analytically, the article leans on sociologically informed theories of family practices and a conceptual discussion on deportability. The results show how family life among the participants is reconstituted both in terms of geographical closeness and distance, and in terms of ideas about a previous family life in the country of origin and hopes for a possible future in Sweden. The insecurity and the strains placed on people and their family bonds by current migration policies, and the risk of deportation, are interpreted as a specific form of administrative violence that cuts into family practices, serving to maintain physical and emotional distance between family members and break down social bonds. 

  • 45.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Becoming a half-time parent: Fatherhood after divorce2019In: Journal of Family Studies, ISSN 1322-9400, E-ISSN 1839-3543, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 2-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 46.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bodybuilding and Fitness Doping in Transition. Historical Transformations and Contemporary Challenges2019In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 8, no 3, article id 80Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

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  • 47.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Education in Change.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Den perfekta mannen?: Maskulinitet och kropp i omvandling2022Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Förenklade föreställningar om manlighet och mäns kroppar är vanligt förekommande i såväl den offentliga debatten som i forskningssammanhang. Män beskrivs som dominerande, disciplinerande och våldsamma. 

    De sägs också ha svårt att söka hjälp för psykiska och somatiska problem, att tala om känslor och att fullt ut eftersträva jämställdhet. De vill inte dela ansvar för hemmet eller vara fysiskt nära sina barn. Men stämmer dessa stereotypa bilder in på den samtida vardagsmannen?

    I denna bok erbjuds en nyanserad, men också kritisk bild av manlighetens olika ansikten. Genom att analysera manlighet utifrån dels kritisk forskning om män och maskuliniteter, dels kroppsstudier, närmar sig författarna denna komplexa fråga. Boken diskuterar mäns relation till muskler, våld, faderskap, kroppslig estetisering, åldrande och sjukdom liksom en rad andra frågor.

    Den perfekta mannen? utgör ett bidrag till den akademiska forskningen om män, maskulinitet och manlighetens förkroppsligande – men riktar sig också till alla som är intresserade av genus- och identitetsfrågor.

  • 48.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    ‘Doing for group exercise what McDonald's did for hamburgers’: Les Mills, and the fitness professional as global traveller2016In: Sport, Education and Society, ISSN 1357-3322, E-ISSN 1470-1243, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 148-165Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyses fitness professionals’ perceptions and understanding of their occupational education and pedagogical pursuance, framed within the emergence of a global fitness industry. The empirical material consists of interviews with personal trainers and group fitness instructors, as well as observations in their working environment. In addition, printed material from different occupational organisations and educational companies has been included. The narratives of the fitness professionals and a case study of Les Mills are presented and analysed through the concept of the McDonaldisation of society, or more specifically of fitness culture. The results show that, even though gym and fitness franchises differ from hamburger restaurant chains, there are crucial similarities, but also differences. One can, for example, discern a tendency towards the construction of predesigned and highly monitored programmes, such as the one developed by Les Mills. Homogenisation is also apparent when looking at the body ideals produced, as fitness professionals work on their own or clients’ bodies, which makes it possible to anticipate a global body ideal. The social and cultural patterns of self-regulation and self-government found in gym and fitness culture can be understood and analysed in a global context. What we find is an intriguing and complex mixture of regulation, control and standardisation, on the one hand, and a struggle to express the body, to be ‘free’ and to transgress the boundaries set by the commercial global fitness industry, on the other.

  • 49.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    Doped Manhood: Negotiating Fitness Doping and Masculinity in an Online Community2017In: Marginalized Masculinities: Contexts, Continuities and Change / [ed] Chris Haywood & Thomas Johansson, New York and London: Routledge, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies: Gender, Identities & Bodies in Motion2019Book (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.

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