The project focuses on women’s meaning making of doping and doping use, in a gym and fitness context. More precisely, the project aims to seek an understanding of women's doping trajectories, i.e. their paths to and from doping, and how the use is understood in relation to body, gender and health, among other things.
Doctoral student Ellen Sverkersson Supervisors Jesper Andreasson and Torun Elsrud, Linnaeus University; Thomas Johansson, University of Gothenburg Participating organizations Linnaeus University, Prodis Financier Forte Timetable 3 Sept 2018–June 2025 Subject Social work (Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences)
The aim of the study is to gain increased understanding of the meaning of doping in fitness culture by analyzing women's doping trajectories and how they legitimize and negotiate gender, health and body in relation to their drug use practice.