Genetically Modified Athletes: The Ethical Implications of Genetic Technologies in Sport / Edition 1

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This book is the first to examine the profound ethical issues raised by the use of genetic technologies in sports.

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'Always scholarly and well researched, this book had me turning pages at the rate I normally reserve for a good novel ... This book not only added to my knowledge ... but it also changed some of my attitudes to doping in sport and genetical modification ... [Miah's] book should be compulsory reading on all Sports Medicine courses because it will promote debate, challenge consensus and make people think.' - Professor Andy Smith, BASEM Today

'Miah's book is a thought-provoking read that raises important questions about sport and society. It is a truly boundary-crossing piece of work, one within which students and scholars in a number of disciplines, from sociology and law to sports studies, will find much material to mine.' - Guy Osborn, Times Higher Educational Supplement, August 2005

'Genetically Modified Athletes ... will play a vital role in future debates regarding both the ethics of genetic manipulation and, more generally, of doping and performance enhancement. The book should be read and considered carefully by scholars in sports studies, bioethicists, sport-policy makes, coaches, administrators, journalists and, perhaps most importantly, athletes.' Ian Ritchie, Sociology of Sport Journal, No. 22, 2005

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415298803
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Ethics and Sport Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The beginning of genetic-doping Section 1: Anti-Doping and Performance Enhancement 2. A critical approach to anti-doping policy 3. Are there any drugs that should be legal? Section 2: From Drugs to Genes: Conceptual Links and Differences 4. The current state of play: likely applications of genetic modification for sport 5. Avoiding genetic-doping 6. The gene story in sport - mapping the interests 7. An ethical foundation fo GM-policy: bioethics and sports ethics Section 3: The Moral Status of genetic Modification in Sport 8. Therapy and enhancement - which is more alarming? 9. The case for genetic enhancement in sport: Cities, Altius, Fortius 10. The case against genetic enhancement in sport: athletic virtues and medical ethics Section 4: Re-defining ethical approaches to performance enhancement in sport 11. A view from somewhere: sports ethics and fair play 12. Reinventing value in sport - all too (super) human Section 5: Human Rights and Legal Implications 13. Pragmatic concerns: human rights for the genetically modified 14. GM sport and the law 15. The end of anti-doping.

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