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

Author: Nicole Willms; Project Muse.
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2017.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Willms; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9780813584188 0813584183
OCLC Number: 999741579
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Contents: Series; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction. "This Is What We Do"; Chapter 1. "Everybody Plays". The Inclusiveness of J-League Basketball; Chapter 2. "In JA Circ les, Girls and Boys Are on Equal Footing" The (Re)negotiation of Gender in J- League Basketball; Chapter 3. "Women Who Took Sports beyond Play". How Japanese American Women's Basketball Went to College; Chapter 4. "We're Turning Them into Stars!". The Japanese American Female Basketball Player as Icon; Chapter 5. "You Play Basketball?". Ruling the Court as an Unexpected Athlete Chapter 6. Conclusion. "It's a Testament of What the Japanese Leagues Can Do for Young Girls"Acknowledgments; Methodological Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Nicole Willms.

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In When Women Rule the Court, Nicole Willms tells the story of women who became Asian American sport icons by tracing their beginnings in the Japanese American basketball leagues of California. Using  Read more...

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