Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

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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.These trivia questions are anything but trivial. In fact, the elusiveness of the answers for many readers underscores an unspoken aspect of sport in America: media preoccupations and audience prejudices erase the presence and excellence ofanbsp;...

Title:Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society
Author:C. Richard King
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-10-24


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