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The Resource Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports, Rayvon Fouché

Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports, Rayvon Fouché

Label
Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports
Title
Game changer
Title remainder
the technoscientific revolution in sports
Statement of responsibility
Rayvon Fouché
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We like to think of sports as elemental: strong bodies trained to overcome height, weight, distance; the thrill of earned victory or the agony of defeat in a contest decided on a level playing field. But in Game Changer, Rayvon Fouché argues that sports have been radically shaped by an explosion of scientific and technological advances in materials, training, nutrition, and medicine dedicated to making atheletes stronger and faster. Technoscience, as Fouché dubs it, increasingly gives the edge (however slight) to the athlete with the latest gear (however slight) to the athlete with the latest gear, the most advanced training equipment, or the performance-enhancing drugs that are hardest to detect. In this revealing book, Fouché examines a variety of sports paraphernalia and enhancements, from fast suits, atheletic shoes, and racing bicycles to basketballs and prosthetic limbs. He also takes a hard look at gender verification, direct drugs testing, and the athlete biological passport in an attempt to understand the evolving place of technoscience across sport. Focusing on well-known athletes, including Michael Phelps, Oscar Pistorius, Caster Semenya, Usain Bolt, and Lance Armstrong, Fouché argues that technoscience calls into questions the integrity of games, records, and our bodies themselves. He also touches on attempts by sporting communities to regulate the use of technology, from elite soccer's intial reluctance to utilize goal-line technology to automobile racing's endless tweaking of regulatory formulas in an attempt to blur engineering potency and reclaim driver skill and ability. Game Changer will change the way you look at sports - and the outsized impact technoscience has on them. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fouché, Rayvon
Dewey number
688.7/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV745
LC item number
.F68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Performance technology
  • Doping in sports
  • Sports sciences
Label
Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports, Rayvon Fouché
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sports, bodies, and technoscience -- Black is the new fast : swimsuit technoscience and the recalibration of elite swimming -- Gearing up for the game : equipment as a shaper of sport -- Disabled, superabled, or normal : Oscar Pistorius and physical augmentation -- "I know one when I see one" : sport and sex identification in an age of gender mutability -- The parable of a cancer Jesus : Lance Armstrong and the failure of direct drug testing -- "May I see your passport?" : the athlete biological passport as a technology of control -- Conclusion : body, motor, machine : the future of technology and sport
Control code
ocn960741739
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781421421797
Lccn
2016028462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421421797
  • (OCoLC)960741739
Label
Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports, Rayvon Fouché
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sports, bodies, and technoscience -- Black is the new fast : swimsuit technoscience and the recalibration of elite swimming -- Gearing up for the game : equipment as a shaper of sport -- Disabled, superabled, or normal : Oscar Pistorius and physical augmentation -- "I know one when I see one" : sport and sex identification in an age of gender mutability -- The parable of a cancer Jesus : Lance Armstrong and the failure of direct drug testing -- "May I see your passport?" : the athlete biological passport as a technology of control -- Conclusion : body, motor, machine : the future of technology and sport
Control code
ocn960741739
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781421421797
Lccn
2016028462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421421797
  • (OCoLC)960741739

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