Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping / Edition 1

Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping / Edition 1

by J. Hoberman
     
 


"Testosterone Dreams is a detailed and frightening look at the shifting balance between patients' fantasies and the entrepreneurial bioscience that fuels these desires. Hoberman reveals the darker side of medicine that enhances athletic performances, and how the publicity given those performances generates wider demands for enhancement medicine. This bookSee more details below

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"Testosterone Dreams is a detailed and frightening look at the shifting balance between patients' fantasies and the entrepreneurial bioscience that fuels these desires. Hoberman reveals the darker side of medicine that enhances athletic performances, and how the publicity given those performances generates wider demands for enhancement medicine. This book is a crucial contribution to the ethical deliberation of who we humans want to be, as bodies and as selves."—Arthur W. Frank, author of The Wounded Storyteller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520248229
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/06/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction. Testosterone Dreams:
Pharmacology and Our Human Future

1. Hormone Therapy and the New Medical Paradigm
Enhancements: Where Are the Limits?
Testosterone as Therapy and Myth
"Psychic Steroids": Prozac as a Performance-Enhancing Drug
Back to the Future: The Sex Hormone Market from Organotherapy to "Andro"

2. The Aphrodisiac That Failed: Why Testosterone Did Not Become a Mass Sex Therapy
What They Did to Women: The Origins of Sex Therapy
Sex before Kinsey: What Doctors and Patients Did Not Know
Hormones and the State: Sex and Marital Stability
Patriarchal Sex Therapy: Curing "Frigidity" with Hormones
Reorienting Male Desire: Curing Homosexuals with Sex Hormones
Aphrodisia for the Masses?
The Secret Life of Testosterone Therapy

3. The Mainstreaming of Testosterone
Celebrating Testosterone
Hormone Therapy and the Discovery of Sexual Deficiency
Preserving the Feminine Essence: Estrogen and Menopause
Does the Male Menopause Exist?

4. "Outlaw" Biomedical Innovations:
Hormone Therapy and Beyond
Hormone Therapy and Cosmetic Procedures: The New Medical Ethos
Offshore Entrepreneurial Medicine: From Embryos to Cloning
Medical Populism and Outlaw Medicine: Fertility Techniques and Medical Marijuana
Hormone Therapists and Hormone Evangelists

5. Hormone Therapy for Athletes:
Doping as Social Transgression
Doping before Steroids: Clean Amateurs and Doped Professionals
The Entrepreneurial Physician
Medical Ethics
The Doctor-Athlete Relationship
The Patient as Athlete, the Athlete as Patient

6. "Let Them Take Drugs": Public Responses to Doping

7. A War against Drugs?
The Politics of Hormone Doping in Sport
International Doping Control before Reform
Sportive Nationalism and Doping
International Doping Control after Reform
A War on Drugs?
Athletes and the Doping of Everyday Life
Athletic Doping and the Human Future

Epilogue. Testosterone as a Way of Life
Notes
Index

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