1 Friday / March 1, 2013

Mathers Museum of World Cultures Lecture–Good Dopers, Evil Cyclists: Modernity and Our Love of Cheaters

12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N Indiana Ave

Brian Gilley, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will discuss his research in the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional road cycling during a free public lecture at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Gilley notes how the public places the question of right or wrong in performance enhancing drug use on the morality of the athlete, but the unanswered question concerns the power of sporting institutions who inevitably benefit from doping, whether it is good or evil. Cyclists who dope, asserts Gilley, are merely the spokes from a hub of a global industry using its social and economic power.

Cost: Free

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