Gym culture, identity and performance-enhancing drugs: tracing a typology of steroid use

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Gym culture, identity and performance-enhancing drugs : tracing a typology of steroid use. / Christiansen, Ask Vest.

Abingdon : Routledge, 2020. 242 p. (Ethics and Sport Series, Vol. 46).

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Christiansen AV 2020. Gym culture, identity and performance-enhancing drugs: tracing a typology of steroid use. Abingdon: Routledge. 242 p. (Ethics and Sport Series, Vol. 46).

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Christiansen AV. Gym culture, identity and performance-enhancing drugs: tracing a typology of steroid use. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020. 242 p. (Ethics and Sport Series, Vol. 46).

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Christiansen, Ask Vest. / Gym culture, identity and performance-enhancing drugs : tracing a typology of steroid use. Abingdon : Routledge, 2020. 242 p. (Ethics and Sport Series, Vol. 46).

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