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Mexican Americans and Sports: A Reader on Athletics and Barrio Life / Edition 1

Mexican Americans and Sports: A Reader on Athletics and Barrio Life / Edition 1

by Jorge Iber
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    ISBN-13: 2901585445522
    Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
    Publication date: 08/21/2006
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 272
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    JORGE IBER is the chair of the Department of History at Texas Tech University; his Ph.D. is from the University of Utah. SAMUEL O. REGALADO received his Ph.D. from Washington State University and is a professor of history at California State University–Stanislaus.

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments     vii
    Introduction: Athletics and Chicano/a Life, 1930-2005   Jorge Iber     1
    The Foot Runners Conquer Mexico and Texas: Endurance Racing, Indigenismo, and Nationalism   Mark Dyreson     19
    Peloteros in Paradise: Mexican American Baseball and Oppositional Politics in Southern California, 1930-1950   Jose M. Alamillo     50
    Los Heroes del Domingo: Soccer, Borders, and Social Spaces in Great Lakes Mexican Communities, 1940-1970   Juan Javier Pescador     73
    Wearing the Red, White, and Blue Trunks of Aztlan: Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales and the Convergence of American and Chicano Nationalism   Tom I. Romero II     89
    On-field Foes and Racial Misconceptions: The 1961 Donna Redskins and Their Drive to the Texas State Football Championship   Jorge Iber     121
    Read All about It! The Spanish-language Press, the Dodgers, and the Giants, 1958-1982   Samuel O. Regalado     145
    Raza Boxing: Community, Identity, and Hybridity in the 1960s and 1970s in Southern California   Gregory S. Rodriguez     160
    Beating the Odds: Mexican American Distance Runners in Texas, 1950-1995   Alexander Mendoza     188
    Advance at Your Own Risk: Latinas, Families, and Collegiate Softball   Katherine M. Jamieson     213
    Invisible Identity: Mexican AmericanSport and Chicano Historiography   Samuel O. Regalado     233
    List of Contributors     247
    Index     251

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