Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping / Edition 1

Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping / Edition 1

by J. Hoberman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520248228

ISBN-13: 9780520248229

Pub. Date: 03/06/2006

Publisher: University of California Press

Testosterone has inspired dreams - of restored youth, recharged sexual appetites, faster running, quicker thinking, bigger muscles - since it was first synthesized in 1935. This book investigates the complex, bizarre, and sometimes outrageous history of synthetic testosterone and other male hormone therapies. Exploring many little-known social arenas - both inside and…  See more details below

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Testosterone has inspired dreams - of restored youth, recharged sexual appetites, faster running, quicker thinking, bigger muscles - since it was first synthesized in 1935. This book investigates the complex, bizarre, and sometimes outrageous history of synthetic testosterone and other male hormone therapies. Exploring many little-known social arenas - both inside and outside the medical world - in which these substances are becoming increasingly available and accepted. Testosterone Dreams examines the implications and dangers of their use in professional sports, in the workplace, in our sex lives, and beyond.

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 future1
1Hormone therapy and the new medical paradigm13
2The aphrodisiac that failed : why testosterone did not become a mass sex therapy55
3The mainstreaming of testosterone119
4"Outlaw" biomedical innovations : hormone therapy and beyond149
5Hormone therapy for athletes : doping as social transgression179
6"Let them take drugs" : public responses to doping214
7A war against drugs? : the politics of hormone doping in sport239
Epilogue : testosterone as a way of life277

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