Genetic Technology and Sport

Genetic Technology and Sport : Ethical Questions

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Will the genetic design of athletes destroy sport ... or will it lead to a new and extraordinary age of athletic achievement?


Exploring a new territory in sport and ethics, this edited collection contains some of the best new writing that has emerged from the debates concerning the uses of genetic technologies to improve sport performance. Issues covered include:


* gene technology and sports ethics
* genetic testing in sports
* gene technology and the sporting ethos
* gene technology and gender equality in sport.


This cutting-edge text is the first on the subject to analyze gender specific questions that arise from genetically modified sport and is likely to provoke further debate in the world of sport and bio-ethics.


Contributors include Lincoln Allison, Ruth Chadwick, Arne Ljungqvist, Andy Miah, Christian Munthe, Bengt Saltin, Angela Schnieder and many more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 13.97mm | 363g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Halftones, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0415342376
  • 9780415342377
  • 1,982,080

Table of contents

CONTENTS





Introduction





Part 1: The State of the Art





Chapter 1


The International Anti-Doping Policy and its Implementation


By Arne Ljungqvist





Chapter 2


The Basic of Gene Doping


By Peter Schjerling





Chapter 3


Genetic Enhancement of Athletic Performance


By Angela J. Schneider





Chapter 4


Gene Doping: The State of the Things to Come


By Andy Miah




















Part 2: Genetic Enhancement of Athletes





Chapter 5


Genetic Engineering and Elitism in Sport


By Torbjoern Tannsjoe





Chapter 6


What Is Wrong With Admiration of Athletes and Others?


By Ingmar Persson





Chapter 7


Educational or Genetic Blueprints, What's the Difference?


By Claudio M. Tamburrini





Chapter 8


Sport and Genetics: Moral and Educational Considerations on 'Athletic Predestination'


By Ivo van Hilvoorde





Part 3: Genetic Testing of Athletes





Chapter 9


Ethical Aspects of Controlling Genetic Doping


By Christian Munthe





Chapter 10


Nutrigenomics, Individualism and Sports


By Ruth Chadwick





Chapter 11


Compulsory Genetic Testing for APOE Epsilon 4 and Boxing


By Julian Savulescu





Part 4: Genetic Technology and the Ethos of Sport








Chapter 12


Citius, Altius, Fortius ad Absurdum: Biology, Performance and Sportsmanship in the Twenty First Century


By Lincoln Allison





Chapter 13


The Vulnerability Thesis and Use of Bio-Medical Technology in Sport


By Sigmund Loland





Chapter 14


Sport, Gene doping and Ethics


By Gunnar Breivik





Part 5: Genetic Technology and Gender Equality





Chapter 15


The Genetic Design of a New Amazon


By Claudio Tamburrini and Torbjoern Tannsjoe











Chapter 16


Resisting the Emergence of Bio-Amazons


By Susan Sherwin and Meredith Schwartz





Chapter 17


Bio-Amazons: a comment


Ruth Chadwick and Sarah Wilson





Chapter 18


What is Gender Equality in Sports?


By Simona Giordano and John Harris
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About Claudio Tamburrini

University of Gothenburg, Sweden University of Stockholm, Sweden University of Wales Swansea, UK University of Leeds, UK
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