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Testing for Athlete Citizenship
Regulating Doping and Sex in Sport
Kathryn E. Henne (Author)
246 pages, 5 photographs, 6 x 9
Series: Critical Issues in Sport and Society
Sociology, Sports and Recreation, Gender Studies
Incidents of doping in sports are common in news headlines, despite regulatory efforts. How did doping become a crisis? What does a doping violation actually entail? Who gets punished for breaking the rules of fair play? In Testing for Athlete Citizenship, Kathryn E. Henne, a former competitive athlete and an expert in the law and science of anti-doping regulations, examines the development of rules aimed at controlling performance enhancement in international sports.
As international and celebrated figures, athletes are powerful symbols, yet few spectators realize that a global regulatory network is in place in an attempt to ensure ideals of fair play. The athletes caught and punished for doping are not always the ones using performance-enhancing drugs to cheat. In the case of female athletes, violations of fair play can stem from their inherent biological traits. Combining historical and ethnographic approaches, Testing for Athlete Citizenship offers a compelling account of the origins and expansion of anti-doping regulation and gender-verification rules.
Drawing on research conducted in Australasia, Europe, and North America, Henne provides a detailed account of how race, gender, class, and postcolonial formations of power shape these ideas and regulatory practices. Testing for Athlete Citizenship makes a convincing case to rethink the power of regulation in sports and how it separates athletes as a distinct class of citizens subject to a unique set of rules because of their physical attributes and abilities.
"With sophisticated analysis and descriptive prose, Testing for Athlete Citizenship offers provocative arguments. Author Kathryn Henne breaks new ground in showing that testing practices are not just about catching 'cheaters,' but are implicated in corporal, gendered, economic, and postcolonial ideologies."
—Mary G. McDonald, Homer C. Rice Chair in Sports and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology
"A masterpiece of hybrid governance. This book chronicles with nuance the entire global history of a regulatory regime, yet through a micro lens, through the eyes and bodies of colonized athletes. A landmark of gendered and racialized problematics of fair play."
—John Braithwaite, Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University
"Even though anti-doping regulation and gender verification testing were not implemented until the late 1960s, the ways in which Henne demonstrates how the definition of athlete citizenship these practices circumscribed embedded older notions of ideal athleticism suggest her conceptualization of athletes as a specific caste of citizens could intriguingly influence scholars of sport studying a range of time periods."
—Sport in American History
Author / Editor Bio
KATHRYN E. HENNE is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Melbourne.
Table Of Contents
List of Abbreviations
2 Diagnosing Doping: The Institutionalization of the Moral Crusade
3 Codifying the Code: The Legalization of Anti-Doping Regulation
4 Impossible Purities: The Gendered Science of Fair Play
5 A Pure Playing Field Nation: The Curious Case of New Zealand
Appendix Research Methods: On Secrets and Multi-Sited Storytelling