The Resource Desi hoop dreams : pickup basketball and the making of Asian American masculinity, Stanley I. Thangaraj

Desi hoop dreams : pickup basketball and the making of Asian American masculinity, Stanley I. Thangaraj

Label
Desi hoop dreams : pickup basketball and the making of Asian American masculinity
Title
Desi hoop dreams
Title remainder
pickup basketball and the making of Asian American masculinity
Statement of responsibility
Stanley I. Thangaraj
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To combat such stereotypes, some use sports as a means of performing a distinctly American masculinity. Desi Hoop Dreams focuses on South Asian-only basketball leagues common in most major U.S. and Canadian cities, to show that basketball, for these South Asian American players is not simply a whimsical hobby, but a means to navigate and express their identities in 21st century America. The participatio
Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
796.323
Index
index present
LC call number
GV885.4+
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Desi hoop dreams : pickup basketball and the making of Asian American masculinity, Stanley I. Thangaraj
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Everyday Play: The Formation of Desi Pickup Basketball; 2. "Who Is Desi?" Understanding Organized Brown Out Basketball; 3. Racial Ambiguity: Hoopin' in Other Ethnic Leagues; 4. Getting "Digits": Playing with Heterosexuality and Other Sites of Leisure; 5. Breaking the Cycle: The Ballplayer Posture and Performances of Exclusion; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocn923734883
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814762974
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt15rjrg9
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35183366
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923734883
  • lr35183366

Library Locations

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