Titel: Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping
Autor/en: J. Hoberman
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR
Februar 2005 - kartoniert - 381 Seiten
""Testosterone Dreams is a detailed and frightening look at the shifting balance between patients' fantasies and the entrepreneurial bioscience that fuels these desires. Hoberman reveals the darker side of medicine that enhances athletic performances, and how the publicity given those performances generates wider demands for enhancement medicine. This book is a crucial contribution to the ethical deliberation of who we humans want to be, as bodies and as selves."--Arthur W. Frank, author of "The Wounded Storyteller
Introduction. Testosterone Dreams: Pharmacology and Our Human Future 1. Hormone Therapy and the New Medical Paradigm Enhancements: Where Are the Limits? Testosterone as Therapy and Myth "Psychic Steroids": Prozac as a Performance-Enhancing Drug Back to the Future: The Sex Hormone Market from Organotherapy to "Andro" 2. The Aphrodisiac That Failed: Why Testosterone Did Not Become a Mass Sex Therapy What They Did to Women: The Origins of Sex Therapy Sex before Kinsey: What Doctors and Patients Did Not Know Hormones and the State: Sex and Marital Stability Patriarchal Sex Therapy: Curing "Frigidity" with Hormones Reorienting Male Desire: Curing Homosexuals with Sex Hormones Aphrodisia for the Masses? The Secret Life of Testosterone Therapy 3. The Mainstreaming of Testosterone Celebrating Testosterone Hormone Therapy and the Discovery of Sexual Deficiency Preserving the Feminine Essence: Estrogen and Menopause Does the Male Menopause Exist? 4. "Outlaw" Biomedical Innovations: Hormone Therapy and Beyond Hormone Therapy and Cosmetic Procedures: The New Medical Ethos Offshore Entrepreneurial Medicine: From Embryos to Cloning Medical Populism and Outlaw Medicine: Fertility Techniques and Medical Marijuana Hormone Therapists and Hormone Evangelists 5. Hormone Therapy for Athletes: Doping as Social Transgression Doping before Steroids: Clean Amateurs and Doped Professionals The Entrepreneurial Physician Medical Ethics The Doctor-Athlete Relationship The Patient as Athlete, the Athlete as Patient 6. "Let Them Take Drugs": Public Responses to Doping 7. A War against Drugs? The Politics of Hormone Doping in Sport International Doping Control before Reform Sportive Nationalism and Doping International Doping Control after Reform A War on Drugs? Athletes and the Doping of Everyday Life Athletic Doping and the Human Future Epilogue. Testosterone as a Way of Life Notes Index
John Hoberman is the author of Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race (1997), Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and the Dehumanization of Sport (1992), The Olympic Crisis: Sport, Politics, and the Moral Order (1986), and Sport and Political Ideology (1984).
"[Into] the incredible story of male hormone therapies.... Hoberman injects his dense social history with odd medical lore, dissections of corporate profiteering, sharp examinations of Olympic doping and a powder-dry disdain for consumers who demand a better life in pill form. He connects such seemingly disjointed topics as Arnold Schwarzenegger's popularity and cops who abuse steroids. And he doesn't shrink from big questions such as, what does it mean to be human in an age when steroids can make you a stronger athlete, Prozac a more focused businessman and Viagra a better lover?" - Playboy Magazine "Hoberman's excellent [book] tells much of the story of how and why steroids came to the pharmacy shelves." - New Yorker "New York Yankee Jason Giambi has admitted to a grand jury that he injected himself with testosterone, as part of his steroid cocktail. Perhaps Giambi should read John Hoberman's Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping, which investigates the complex, bizarre and sometimes outrageous history of synthetic testosterone and other male hormone therapies." - Publishers Weekly"