Vocabularies of motive for illicit steroid use among bodybuilders.

  title={Vocabularies of motive for illicit steroid use among bodybuilders.},
  author={Lee F Monaghan},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={55 5},
  • Lee F Monaghan
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • Illicit steroid use, for purposes of performance and physique enhancement, is widely deemed unnecessary, wrong and dangerous. [...] Key Method Using qualitative data generated in South Wales, this paper explores bodybuilders' vocabularies of motive for illicit steroid use. These accounts which justified, rather than excused, steroid use were predominant during question situations between the participant observer and the researched. In supporting the fundamental tenets of their drug subculture, and as part of…Expand Abstract
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