Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society
ISBN10: 0415874912 ISBN13: 9780415874915 Publisher: Routledge Published: Nov 13 2014 Pages: 193 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.