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When women rule the court : gender, race, and Japanese American basketball

Author: Nicole Willms
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]
Series: Critical issues in sport and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For nearly one hundred years, basketball has been an important part of Japanese American life. Women's basketball holds a special place in the contemporary scene of highly organized and expansive Japanese American leagues in California, in part because these leagues have produced numerous talented female players. Using data from interviews and observations, Nicole Willms explores the interplay of social forces and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Willms
ISBN: 9780813584164 0813584167 9780813584157 0813584159
OCLC Number: 959034632
Description: vii, 246 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction: "This Is What We Do" --
1 "Everybody Plays": The Inclusiveness of J-League Basketball --
2 "In JA Circles, Girls And Boys Are On Equal Footing": The (Re)negotiation of Gender in J-League Basketball --
3 "Women Who Took Sports Beyond Play": How Japanese American Women's Basketball Went to College --
4 "We're Turning Them Into Stars!" The Japanese American Female Basketball Player as Icon --
5 "You Play Basketball?" Ruling The Court as An Unlikely Athlete --
6 Conclusion: "It's A Testament of What The Japanese Leagues Can Do for Young Girls." --
Acknowledgements --
Methods Appendix --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Critical issues in sport and society.
Responsibility: Nicole Willms.

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"For nearly one hundred years, basketball has been an important part of Japanese American life. Women's basketball holds a special place in the contemporary scene of highly organized and expansive Japanese American leagues in California, in part because these leagues have produced numerous talented female players. Using data from interviews and observations, Nicole Willms explores the interplay of social forces and community dynamics that have shaped this unique context of female athletic empowerment. As Japanese American women have excelled in mainstream basketball, they have emerged as local stars who have passed on the torch by becoming role models and building networks for others"--
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"Willms provides a meaning-laden sporting milieu with multi-generational investments, complex social formations, and kinship networks of Japanese American basketball that complicates femininity, Read more...

 
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