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

Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports, Rayvon Fouch

Label
Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports
Title
Game changer
Title remainder
the technoscientific revolution in sports
Statement of responsibility
Rayvon Fouch
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 athletes 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, athletic 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 initial 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
N$T
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 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Performance technology
  • Doping in sports
  • Sports sciences
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Doping in sports
  • Performance technology
  • Sports
  • Sports sciences
  • Sports
Label
Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports, Rayvon Fouch
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
993433048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421421810
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6e5c216d-63bc-4b30-b133-041fca287c51
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993433048
Label
Game changer : the technoscientific revolution in sports, Rayvon Fouch
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
993433048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421421810
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6e5c216d-63bc-4b30-b133-041fca287c51
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993433048

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