Despite the increasingly critical scholarship on anti-doping regulations, the socio-legal implications of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) authority have yet to be interrogated.
Using a queer theoretical lens of analysis, this thesis examines the language appropriated by WADA representatives regarding the agency's regulatory mechanisms and their ideological underpinnings. To do so, this study adapts ethnographic methods used to study legal and globalized processes.
By analyzing transcripts from the World Conference on Doping in Sport, this thesis provides a "thick description" of how policymakers depict the problem of doping, the ways in which they express how it is and should be regulated, and the ideologies articulated in relation to WADA's platform. It concludes with a discussion of how this regulatory regime, as a case study, challenges the linguistic appropriations assumed within globalization and socio-legal studies.
|Advisor:||Kauer, Kerrie J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Sports Management, International law|
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