Crossing Sidelines Crossing Cultures

Author: Joel S. Franks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780761847441
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

This updated edition explores the vibrant community of Asian Pacific Americans through sports. This book tells intriguing tales of athletes, such as aquatic legend Duke Kahanamoku and diving gold medalist Vicki Manalo, but has been expanded to include Tiger Woods, Tim Lincicum, Troy Polamalu and other current athletes.

Asians and Pacific Islanders in American Football

Author: Joel S. Franks, San Jose State University
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498560986
Release Date: 2018-05-04
Genre: History

This study examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with American football. It analyzes how they have used the sport to maintain a sense of community while encountering racial exclusion, labor exploitation, and colonialism.

The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies

Author: Cindy I-Fen Cheng
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317813910
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the field of Asian American Studies, as a generation of researchers have expanded the field with new paradigms and methodological tools. Inviting readers to consider new understandings of the historical work done in the past decades and the place of Asian Americans in a larger global context, this ground-breaking volume illuminates how research in the field of Asian American Studies has progressed. Previous work in the field has focused on establishing a place for Asian Americans within American history. This volume engages more contemporary research, which draws on new archives, art, literature, film, and music, to examine how Asian Americans are redefining their national identities, and to show how race interacts with gender, sexuality, class, and the built environment, to reveal the diversity of the United States. Organized into five parts, and addressing a multitude of interdisciplinary areas of interest to Asian American scholars, it covers: • a reframing of key themes such as transnationality, postcolonialism, and critical race theory • U.S. imperialism and its impact on Asian Americans • war and displacement • the garment industry • Asian Americans and sports • race and the built environment • social change and political participation • and many more themes. Exploring people, practice, politics, and places, this cutting-edge volume brings together the best themes current in Asian American Studies today, and is a vital reference for all researchers in the field.

Asian American Basketball

Author: Joel S. Franks
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476620497
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When Jeremy Lin began to knock down shots for the New York Knicks in 2012, many Americans became aware for the first time that Asian Americans actually play basketball. Indeed, long before Lin shook up the NBA, Asian Americans played the game with passion and skill, and many excelled at high school, college and professional hoops. This comprehensive history of Asian American basketball discusses how these players first found a sense of community in the game, and competed despite an atmosphere of anti–Asian bigotry in historical and contemporary America.