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.
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.
After travelling the world, Dave and Si are back in the UK to discover the best of British food, taking a tour through different counties to meet the local people and find out the area's 'signature dish'.
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. 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.
Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1880-1960 José M.
Alamillo ... baseball history has virtually ignored the sporting experiences of
Mexican Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Native Americans in amateur
Author: José M. Alamillo
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Out of the “lemons” handed to Mexican American workers in Corona, California--low pay, segregated schooling, inadequate housing, and racial discrimination--Mexican men and women made “lemonade” by transforming leisure spaces such as baseball games, parades, festivals, and churches into politicized spaces where workers voiced their grievances, debated strategies for advancement, and built solidarity. Using oral history interviews, extensive citrus company records, and his own experiences in Corona, José Alamillo argues that Mexican Americans helped lay the groundwork for civil rights struggles and electoral campaigns in the post-World War II era.
How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War Sayuri
Guthrie-Shimizu. Asian Pacific American Perspectives, ed. Linda A. Revilla, Gail
M. Nomura, Shawn Wong, and Shirley Hune (Pullman: Washington State
Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.
How Baseball Sold U.S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad
Robert Elias ... including baseball games in Africa and Saudi Arabia.27
Baseball's role in America's postwar occupations of Europe and the Asia-Pacific
Author: Robert Elias
Publisher: New Press, The
Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and America are intertwined in the export of “the American way.” From the Civil War to George W. Bush and the Iraq War, we see baseball’s role in developing the American empire, first at home and then beyond our shores. And from Albert Spalding and baseball’s first World Tour to Bud Selig and the World Baseball Classic, we witness the globalization of America’s national pastime and baseball’s role in spreading the American dream. Besides describing baseball’s frequent and often surprising connections to America’s presence around the world, Elias assesses the effects of this relationship both on our foreign policies and on the sport itself and asks whether baseball can play a positive role or rather only reinforce America’s dominance around the globe. Like Franklin Foer in How Soccer Explains the World, Elias is driven by compelling stories, unusual events, and unique individuals. His seamless integration of original research and compelling analysis makes this a baseball book that’s about more than just sports.
On the diamond, major league baseball was wrapping up spring training to begin
a new season. ... Race, 19202 Race Total Percent White 3,264,711 95.3 Black
38,763 1.1 American Indian 17,360 0.5 Asian & Pacific Islander 106,027 3.1 Total
Author: Bill Staples, Jr.
While the story of the Negro Leagues has been well documented, few baseball fans know about the Japanese American Nisei Leagues, or of their most influential figure, Kenichi Zenimura (1900–1968). A talented player who excelled at all nine positions, Zenimura was also a respected manager and would become the Japanese American community’s baseball ambassador. He worked tirelessly to promote the game at home and abroad, leading goodwill trips to Asia, helping to negotiate tours of Japan by Negro League All-Stars and Babe Ruth, and establishing a 32-team league behind the barbed wire of Arizona’s Gila River Internment Camp during World War II. This first biography of the “Father of Japanese-American Baseball” delivers a thorough and fascinating account of Zenimura’s life.
Asian Americans seem to increase as individuals vent their frustrations on model-
minority Asian Americans who are perceived as ... by juxtaposing the image of
angry White American autoworkers and their friends taking turns swinging a
baseball bat as hard as possible at ... case and the campaign finance scandals
are the most serious threat to Asian Pacific Americans since the end of the
Author: Cynthia Lee
Publisher: NYU Press
A man murders his wife after she has admitted her infidelity; another man kills an openly gay teammate after receiving a massage; a third man, white, goes for a jog in a “bad” neighborhood, carrying a pistol, and shoots an African American teenager who had his hands in his pockets. When brought before the criminal justice system, all three men argue that they should be found “not guilty”; the first two use the defense of provocation, while the third argues he used his gun in self-defense. Drawing upon these and similar cases, Cynthia Lee shows how two well-established, traditional criminal law defenses—the doctrines of provocation and self-defense—enable majority-culture defendants to justify their acts of violence. While the reasonableness requirement, inherent in both defenses, is designed to allow community input and provide greater flexibility in legal decision-making, the requirement also allows majority-culture defendants to rely on dominant social norms, such as masculinity, heterosexuality, and race (i.e., racial stereotypes), to bolster their claims of reasonableness. At the same time, Lee examines other cases that demonstrate that the reasonableness requirement tends to exclude the perspectives of minorities, such as heterosexual women, gays and lesbians, and persons of color. Murder and the Reasonable Man not only shows how largely invisible social norms and beliefs influence the outcomes of certain criminal cases, but goes further, suggesting three tentative legal reforms to address problems of bias and undue leniency. Ultimately, Lee cautions that the true solution lies in a change in social attitudes.
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.
13 The interwar years witnessed a proliferation of Asian Pacific American
community baseball and softball teams . Japanese Americans teams were the
most active . However , Chinese and Filipino Americans participated as well in
Author: Joel S. Franks
Publisher: American Sports History Series
Whose Baseball? expands the boundaries of baseball history by including the experiences of culturally diverse Californians. In doing so, it relates the history of baseball in California to social changes taking place in the Golden State from the Gold Rush to the eve of World War II. This volume demonstrates how baseball has helped to bridge substantial differences between social and cultural groups and at the same time reminds readers of the oppressive power relations buried in the way baseball has been played, organized, and observed in America. Readers interested in baseball history or the history of the state of California will find this an excellent resource.
AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES Baseball ' s road to the
Olympics was long and not without opposition . Although it has been a
demonstration sport seven times , starting in 1912 , the myth that baseball was a
purely American game slowed its rise to medal sport standing . ... To qualify for
the Olympics Australia had to compete in the Asian - Pacific regional knockout
Author: Joe Clark
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Through extensive interviews and archival research, Joe Clark has uncovered the engaging details of Australian baseball’s unique, and often turbulent, 125-year history, and for the first time the dynamic story of Australian baseball is told. Initially accepted only grudgingly in the late nineteenth century as an off-season substitute for cricket, baseball in Australia steadily rose in prominence. Starting with neighborhood games played between improvised teams, the sport grew to include state and national leagues and a spirited international competition. Both the shortcomings and the triumphs of Australian baseball are revealed in A History of Australian Baseball: Time and Game, from an ill-fated late-nineteenth-century baseball tour of America and the political firestorm surrounding the formation of the Australian Baseball League in the 1990s, to the amazing defeat of the powerhouse Cuban team in the Intercontinental Cup of 1999.
14 The National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium has measured anti -
Asian violence during the 1990s and has tracked a wide variety of ... They
eventually caught Chin and proceeded to beat him repeatedly with a baseball bat
Author: Angelo N. Ancheta
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
In Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, Angelo N. Ancheta demonstrates how United States civil rights laws have been framed by a black-white model of race that typically ignores the experiences of other groups, including Asian Americans. When racial discourse is limited to antagonisms between black and white, Asian Americans often find themselves in a racial limbo, marginalized or unrecognized as full participants. Ancheta examines legal and social theories of racial discrimination, ethnic differences in the Asian American population, nativism, citizenship, language, school desegregation, and affirmative action. In the second edition of this influential book, Ancheta also covers post-9/11 anti-Asian sentiment and racial profiling. He analyzes recent legal cases involving political empowerment, language rights, human trafficking, immigrant rights, and affirmative action in higher education--many of which move the country farther away from the ideals of racial justice. On a more positive note, he reports on the progress Asian Americans have made in the corporate sector, politics, the military, entertainment, and academia. A skillful mixture of legal theories, court cases, historical events, and personal insights, this second edition brings fresh insights to U.S. civil rights from an Asian American perspective.