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1st Edition

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

Edited By

C. Richard King

ISBN 9781138042681
Published March 10, 2017 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress this pattern of neglect, presenting a comprehensive perspective on the history and significance of Asian American athletes, coaches, and teams in North America. The contributors interrogate the sociocultural contexts in which Asian Americans lived and played, detailing the articulations of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of Asian Americans playing sport in North America. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the Asian American experience, ethnic relations, and the history of sport.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Sport, Racism, and the Media  C. Richard King  Society  2. Beyond Black and White: Chinese American Women’s Experience in Sports  Yomee Lee  3. A Haunt in the Hunt: The Oriental Specter in the Wisconsin Deer Stand Incident  Rory J. Ong  4. "Liting It Up": Indo-Pak Basketball and Finding the American-ness in South Asian American Institutions  Stanley Thangaraj  5. Cheering for Our Team: Coverage of Women’s Basketball in a Japanese-American Community Newspaper  Nicole Willms  6. Sex, Sports, and Spectatorship: The Transnational Erotics of Korean Athletes  Rachael M. Joo  Celebrity  7. American Memory and Chi Cheng  CL Cole  8. The Spring of 1989: Michael Chang, Roland Garros, and Tiananmen Square  Nancy Spencer  9. Chow Can Coach: Against Model Minorities Within College Sports  David J. Leonard  10. Yo! Yao!: The "Ming Dynasty" and the Construction of an Asian American Identity  Anna Chow  11. Living with Linsanity: A Retro-Diary of the Jeremy Lin Phenomenon  Oliver Wang

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C. Richard King is Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies at Washington State University.


'Collectively, the essays provide an interesting and needed window into the experiences and history of Asian American athletes.Summing Up: Recommended.' -S. K. Fields, University of Colorado-Denver, CHOICE Reviews, June 2015