Bioethics, Genetics and Sport
Written by two of the world's leading authorities on the ethics of biotechnology in sport, the book addresses the philosophical implications of the latest scientific developments and technological data. Distinguishing fact from popular myth and science fiction, it covers key topics such as the genetic basis of sport performance and the role of genetic testing in talent identification and development. Its ten chapters discuss current debates surrounding issues such as the shifting relationship between genetics, sports medicine and sports science, gene enhancement, gene transfer technology, doping and disability sport.
The first book to be published on this important subject in more than a decade, this is fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the ethics of sport, bioethics or sport performance.
- Paperback | 202 pages
- 159 x 235 x 11.68mm | 318g
- 08 Mar 2018
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
Other books in this series
05 Sep 2014
09 Dec 2008
13 Jan 2011
30 Jan 2005
20 Jun 2013
01 Sep 2004
21 Sep 2009
09 Mar 2018
21 Sep 2009
09 Feb 2016
01 Mar 2010
Table of contents
Part I: Genethics, Sports Medicine and Sports Science
1. The Nature of Genetics and Its Place in Medicine and Sport
2. What Role for Genetic Testing in Sport?
3. Genetic Testing for Talent Identification and Development
4. Biobanking in Sport: Governance and Ethics
5. Gene Transfer, Gene Enhancement and Gene Doping: Distinguishing Science from Science Fiction
Part II: Enhancement, Therapy, and the Ethical Construction of Categories in Sportã
6. Enhancement, Doping and the Spirit of Sport
7. A Case Study In `Gene Enhancement': Gene Transfer to Raise the Tolerance to Pain: A Legitimate Mode of Enhancement, or Illegitimate Doping?
8. On the Eligibility of Female Athletes with Hyperandrogenism to Compete: Athleticism, Medicalisation and Testosterone
9. Congenital and Acquired Disabilities: What Counts as Unfair Advantage in the Paralympics?
10. The Re-Inscription of the Concept of Biological Race Through Sport in Society
About Silvia Camporesi
Mike McNamee is Professor of Applied Ethics and Director of the Research Institute for Ethics and Law at Swansea University, UK. Over the last 25 years he has pioneered the Ethics of Sport as a research field. He has published several books including Research Ethics in Exercise, Health and Sport Sciences (Routledge, 2006), Sports, Virtues and Vices (Routledge, 2008) and Sport, Medicine, Ethics (Routledge, 2016). He is the Founding Editor of the international journal Sport, Ethics and Philosophy (2007-17), and Co-Editor of Routledge's Ethics and Sport book series (1998-) which comprises more than 30 volumes. His work has been funded by various national research councils and the European Commission, in topics ranging from anti-doping policies and eating disorders in sport, to the ethics of human enhancement. He is a member of WADA's Ethics Panel, and Programme Director of a consortium of European Universities in a new Erasmus+ funded MA degree in Sport Ethics and Integrity.