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The Resource Crime, deviance and doping : fallen sports stars, autobiography and the management of stigma, Majid Yar, (electronic book ;)

Crime, deviance and doping : fallen sports stars, autobiography and the management of stigma, Majid Yar, (electronic book ;)

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Crime, deviance and doping : fallen sports stars, autobiography and the management of stigma
Title
Crime, deviance and doping
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fallen sports stars, autobiography and the management of stigma
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Majid Yar
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Yar examines the autobiographies of fallen sports stars, exploring their fall from grace and the stigma it entails. Drawing upon sociological and criminological perspectives, it illuminates how fallen stars use confessional acts of story-telling to seek forgiveness, vindication and redemption.
  • "A highly readable account of the spectacular falls-from-grace of some of the most acclaimed sporting heroes of our time. Weaving sports stars' own accounts with classic sociological theory, Majid Yar offers fascinating insight into the stages that athletes caught doping go through: from stigma and spoiled identities, through neutralisation of their offences, to redemption and transcendence. Scholars of identity, drugs offences and crime in sport will all admire this book and students will be inspired by it for their own research projects. This is how to apply criminological theory!" - Yvonne Jewkes, University of Leicester, UK
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UK-WkNB
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Yar, Majid
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306.4830922
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sports
  • Athletes
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Today's sports stars are hailed as heroes and marketed as celebrities, but can also suffer disgrace in the face of scandals about doping. Such a fall from grace turns heroes and role-models into villains, and sees them labelled them as 'cheats', 'liars', dopers' and even 'criminals'. How do fallen stars respond to such stigma? Majid Yar suggests that these sports stars use autobiographical story-telling as a form of public performance, in an attempt to explain their transgressions and challenge the deviant labels that they have acquired. Drawing upon sociological and criminological perspectives, and centred upon Erving Goffman's account of self-presentation and identity, this fascinating study illuminates how five fallen stars, Lance Armstrong, Dwain Chambers, Tyler Hamilton, Marion Jones and Mark Millar, use confessional acts of story-telling to seek forgiveness, vindication and redemption
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Crime, deviance and doping : fallen sports stars, autobiography and the management of stigma, Majid Yar, (electronic book ;)
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Preface 1. Introduction - Sports Celebrities, Doping and Narratives of Deviance 2. Framing Narratives of Doping and Disgrace 3. Beginnings 4. Initiation 5. Commitment 6. Exposure 7. Resolution
Control code
9781137403759
Extent
104 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137403759
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Crime, deviance and doping : fallen sports stars, autobiography and the management of stigma, Majid Yar, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Preface 1. Introduction - Sports Celebrities, Doping and Narratives of Deviance 2. Framing Narratives of Doping and Disgrace 3. Beginnings 4. Initiation 5. Commitment 6. Exposure 7. Resolution
Control code
9781137403759
Extent
104 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137403759
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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