Since Crossing Sidelines, Crossing Cultures was originally published in 2000, new findings in Asian Pacific American sports have come to light. Moreover, Americans of Asian Pacific ancestry have made the sports world incredibly more exciting than before. Crossing Sidelines, Crossing Cultures tells intriguing tales of athletes, now often forgotten-such as aquatic legend Duke Kahanamoku, diving gold medalist Vicki Manalo, courageous female golfer Jackie Liwai Pung, and baseball pioneer Buck Lai. It explores how Asian Pacific Americans have asserted a vibrant, joyful sense of community through sports, while encountering racism and nativism. Since 2000, talented athletes of Asian Pacific ancestry have emerged-athletes such as the great Tiger Woods, but also Tim Lincicum, Troy Polamalu, Bryan Clay, Natasha Kai, and Logan Tom. These athletes have chipped away at prevailing stereotypes, and their stories, too, will be told in this second edition of Crossing Sidelines, Crossing Cultures.
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
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About the Author
Joel Franks is an instructor in Asian American and American studies at San Jose State University. Most recently, he has published Asian American Pacific Americans and Baseball: A History (2008), while engaged in a book-length study of the Hawaiian Travelers baseball team prominently explored in this book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter One: Sports and Asian Pacific American Communities Chapter 4 Chapter Two: The Ring and the Mat Chapter 5 Chapter Three: Bats and Balls Chapter 6 Chapter Four: Touchdowns and Goals Chapter 7 Chapter Five: Courts and Communities Chapter 8 Chapter Six: The Duke and Aquatic Sports Chapter 9 Chapter Seven: From Tiger to Michelle Chapter 10 Chapter Eight: Asian Pacific American Sporting Experiences in a Comparative Perspective Chapter 11 Postscript Chapter 12 Selected Bibliograpy Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Author