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Crossing Sidelines, Crossing Cultures : Sport and Asian Pacific American Cultural Citizenship :  Sport and Asian Pacific American Cultural Citizenship - Joel S. Franks

Crossing Sidelines, Crossing Cultures : Sport and Asian Pacific American Cultural Citizenship

Sport and Asian Pacific American Cultural Citizenship

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Published: September 2001
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Crossing Sidelines, Crossing Cultures crosses disciplines in order to examine an unexplored facet of American racial and ethnic experiences-Asian Pacific American participation in sports. Joel S. Franks examines the experiences of famous and not so famous Asian Pacific American athletes from the late 1800s to the present. Through the stories of athletes such as swimmer Duke Kahanamoku and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, Franks demonstrates how Asian Pacific Americans have overcome discrimination and stereotypes to cross the cultural barriers that separate them from other American racial and ethnic groups. This book reveals how the struggles that Asian Pacific Americans face in their desire to assert their cultural citizenship are often expressed through sports.

. . . a carefully constructed thesis about how people assert their cultural identities in ways that break down stereotypes and cross the cultural borders that separate racial and ethnic groups in the US...Very interesting, and highly recommended for all categories of readership.--CHOICE

chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 Sports and Asian Pacific American Communities chapter 3 The Ring and The Mat: Boxing, Wrestling, and The "Martial Arts" chapter 4 Bats and Ball chapter 5 Touchdowns and Goals chapter 6 Courts and Communities chapter 7 From Duke to Tiger and Kristi chapter 8 Asian Pacific American Sporting Experiences in a Comparative Perspective

ISBN: 9780761821250
ISBN-10: 0761821252
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: September 2001
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.34