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Doping Oneself Cautiously : A Critical Approach of Healthism

Abstract : This article studies the questions on doping and on the fight against doping in reference to healthism. One can interpret these social activities as expressions of health practices reshaping and strengthening the relations between patients, their health and the medical staff. The analysis of three chat forums (we have examined more than 244,000 messages altogether), highlights on the one hand, that powers cannot be identified in a permanent way and, on the other hand, that the Internet users are leading inquiries collectively. A pragmatics of powers interested in the asymmetries of “grips/grasps” and of “influence” (Chateauraynaud, 2015) allows us eventually to describe subtly these complex processes.
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Patrick Trabal. Doping Oneself Cautiously : A Critical Approach of Healthism. Eä - Journal of Medical Humanities & Social Studies of Science and Technology, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: Instituto de Estudios en Salud Sociedad Ciencia y Tecnología, 2015, 6 (2). ⟨hal-01468703⟩



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