In a provocative analysis of sport ethics and human values, Genetically Modified Athletes imagines the brave new world of sport. The internationally acclaimed book examines this issue at a crucial time in its theorisation, questioning the very cornerstone of sporting and medical ethics, asking whether sporting authorities can, or even should, protect sport from genetic modification.
This book brings together sport studies and bioethics to challenge our understanding of the values that define sport. We already allow that athletes can optimise their performance by the use of technologies; without wishing to assert that 'anything goes' in sports performance enhancement, Andy Miah argues that simply being human matters in sport and that genetic modification does not have to challenge this capacity.
Genetically Modifies Athletes includes examination of:
* the concept of 'good sport' and the definition of cheating
* the doped athlete - should we be more sympathetic?
* the role of the medical industry
* the usefulness (or not) of the terms 'doping' and 'anti-doping'.
An important and growing field of interest, this book should be read by students, academics and practitioners.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 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.