Crime, Deviance and Doping: Fallen Sports Stars, Autobiography and the Management of Stigma (BOK)

Majid Yar

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Majid Yar
Forlag
BERTRAMS PRINT ON DEMAND
ISBN 9781137403742
Antall sider 108 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1cm
Vekt 290 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies, Cultural studies, Social theory, Sociology: sport & leisure, Crime & criminology

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