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Crime, Deviance and Doping: Fallen Sports Stars, Autobiography and the Management of Stigma

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Publication date2014
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages107
ISBN (Electronic)9781137403759
ISBN (Print)9781349487103
Original languageEnglish


Yar examines the autobiographies of fallen sports stars, exploring their fall from grace and the stigma it entails. Drawing upon sociological and criminological perspectives, it illuminates how fallen stars use confessional acts of story-telling to seek forgiveness, vindication and redemption.