Performance Technologies [NOOK Book]

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Sport, Technology and the Body examines the nature of performance, cultural resistance to the enhancement of athletes, and the ways in which technology confounds popular conceptions of the sporting body and its achievements as "natural". Offering a powerful challenge to conventional views of athletic performance it is essential reading for all serious students of the sociology, culture or ethics of sport.

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Performance Technologies

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Overview

Sport, Technology and the Body examines the nature of performance, cultural resistance to the enhancement of athletes, and the ways in which technology confounds popular conceptions of the sporting body and its achievements as "natural". Offering a powerful challenge to conventional views of athletic performance it is essential reading for all serious students of the sociology, culture or ethics of sport.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203099384
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 715 KB

Meet the Author

Tara Magdalinski is the Academic Director of the Centre for Sports Studies at University College Dublin. Her research focuses on the construction of social identities and the production of historical narratives through sport. She co-edited With God on Their Side: Sport in the Service of Religion (Routledge, 2002).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Sport, the Body and Performance Technology Chapter 2: The Nature of Sport Chapter 3: The Nature of the Body Chapter 4: The Nature of Performance Chapter 5: The Nature of Health Chapter 6: 'Those Girls with Sideburns': Enhancing the Female Body Chapter 7: Enhancing the Body from Without: Artificial Skins and Other Prosthetics Chapter 8: Drugs, Sport and Australian Identity Chapter 9: The Performance of Nature at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Chapter 10: Conclusion Bibliography

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