OUR GAME TOO: Asian Pacific Americans in Major League Baseball targets millions of baseball fans around the world who will be captivated by what has, until now, been somewhat invisible in baseball literature.
Author: Dr Jennifer a. Simpson
Publisher: Elevation Book Publishing
OUR GAME TOO: Asian Pacific Americans in Major League Baseball targets millions of baseball fans around the world who will be captivated by what has, until now, been somewhat invisible in baseball literature. OUR GAME TOO provides a thought-provoking look into the history of Asians and Asian Pacific-Americans in Major League baseball through anecdotes, stories, and narrative timelines.
Generally, when baseball history takes a look at Asian Pacific American baseball,
it focuses on ballplayers of Japanese ancestry and neglects athletes such as the
Chinese Hawaiian and multiethnic Asian Pacific Islander ballplayers who ...
Author: Joel S. Franks
"Early on, Pacific Islanders competed against each other and against mainlanders, with teams barnstorming the States, winning more than they lost against college, semi-pro, and even professional nines. For those who moved to the mainland, baseball eased the transition, helping them create a sense of community and purpose, cross cultural borders, and even fame"--Provided by publisher.
This updated edition explores the vibrant community of Asian Pacific Americans through sports.
Author: Joel S. Franks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This updated edition explores the vibrant community of Asian Pacific Americans through sports. This book tells intriguing tales of athletes, such as aquatic legend Duke Kahanamoku and diving gold medalist Vicki Manalo, but has been expanded to include Tiger Woods, Tim Lincicum, Troy Polamalu and other current athletes.
Baseball Crazy Wally Yonamine (right) was born to Japanese im- migrants in
Hawaii in 1925. He became the first Japanese American to play professional
football when he signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 1947. When an injury
Author: Karen Sirvaitis
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
An introduction to Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States and their contributions to American culture.
Baseball. and. Racism's. Traveling. Eye: The. Asian. Pacific. American.
Experience. JOEL S. FRANKS Baseball has long played an ambiguous role in
the construction of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. It has furnished
a sense ...
Publisher: SIU Press
Nine new essays explore issues of ethnicity and race in baseball, discussing the role of blacks, Italians, Slavs, Irish, and Germans in this most American game.
Essays by noted scholars on California's changing demographics, the struggle of Hawaiians against geothermal development, the use of opium in the anti-Chinese movement of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Vietnamese and ...
Author: Association for Asian American Studies
Essays by noted scholars on California's changing demographics, the struggle of Hawaiians against geothermal development, the use of opium in the anti-Chinese movement of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Vietnamese and Cambodian views of adjustment, affirmative action in higher education, and other topics.
Bearing Dreams , Shaping Visions : Asian Pacific American Perspectives (
Pullman : Washington State University Press ... Diamond in the Rough , ” Asian
Week , October 30 , 1997 , also see “ Japanese American Baseball History
Author: Timothy P. Fong
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This book examines the contemporary history, culture, and social relationships that form the fundamental issues confronted by Asians in America today. Comprehensive, yet concise, it focuses on a broad range of issues, and features a unique comparative approach that analyzes how race, class, and gender intersect throughout the contemporary Asian American experience. Chapter topics cover the history of Asians in America; emerging communities, changing realities; Asian Americans and educational opportunity; workplace issues; anti-Asian violence; Asian Americans and the media; Asian American families and identities; and political empowerment. For anyone interested in an understanding and awareness beyond the simplistic stereotype of the “model minority”—through the exposure to important concerns of Asian American groups and communities.
Author: Myron J. Smith
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
"With over 57,000 entries, this two-volume set is the most comprehensive non-electronic, non-database, print bibliography on any American sport. Represented here are books and monographs, scholarly papers, government documents, doctoral dissertations, mas
This volume incorporates work on Pacific Islander, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Americans as well as East Asian Americans, and explores how sports are gendered, including examinations of Asian American men’s attempts to claim ...
Author: Stanley I. Thangaraj
Publisher: NYU Press
Asian American Sporting Cultures delves into the American sports arena to explore the long history of Asian American sporting cultures and considers how identities and communities are negotiated on sporting fields. Through a close examination of Asian American sporting cultures ranging from boxing and basketball to spelling bees and wrestling, the contributors reveal the intimate connection between sport and identity formation. Sport plays a special role in the processes of citizen-making and of the policing of national and diasporic bodies. It is thus one key area in which Asian American stereotypes may be challenged, negotiated, and destroyed as athletic performances create multiple opportunities for claiming American identities. This volume incorporates work on Pacific Islander, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Americans as well as East Asian Americans, and explores how sports are gendered, including examinations of Asian American men’s attempts to claim masculinity through sporting cultures as well as the “Orientalism” evident in discussions of mixed martial arts as practiced by Asian American female fighters. This American story illuminates how marginalized communities perform their American-ness through co-ethnic and co-racial sporting spaces.
181 Asian Americans : emerging minorities 181 Asian Pacific Americans : a
handbook on how to cover and portray our ... diamond : the story of the Negro
baseball leagues 39 , 52 Behave like your actions reflect on all Chinese 161
Author: Herman L. Totten
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
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