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When Women Rule the Court : Gender, Race, and Japanese American Basketball - (Paperback)
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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.
Number of Pages: 246
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Social Science
Series Title: Critical Issues in Sport and Society
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Author: Nicole Willms
Street Date: August 28, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-7677
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