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Author Thangaraj, Stanley I.,
Title Desi hoop dreams : pickup basketball and the making of Asian American masculinity / Stanley I. Thangaraj.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, [2015]

Author Thangaraj, Stanley I.,
Subject Group identity -- United States.
Marginality, Social -- United States.
Masculinity -- United States.
South Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
South Asian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
South Asian Americans -- Social life and customs.
Asian American men -- Social life and customs.
Basketball -- Social aspects -- United States.
Basketball -- United States.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Everyday Play: The Formation of Desi Pickup Basketball; 2. "Who Is Desi?" Understanding Organized Brown Out Basketball; 3. Racial Ambiguity: Hoopin' in Other Ethnic Leagues; 4. Getting "Digits": Playing with Heterosexuality and Other Sites of Leisure; 5. Breaking the Cycle: The Ballplayer Posture and Performances of Exclusion; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Summary South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To combat such stereotypes, some use sports as a means of performing a distinctly American masculinity. Desi Hoop Dreams focuses on South Asian-only basketball leagues common in most major U.S. and Canadian cities, to show that basketball, for these South Asian American players is not simply a whimsical hobby, but a means to navigate and express their identities in 21st century America. The participatio.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780814762974 (electronic bk.)
0814762972 (electronic bk.)
9780814770351 (cl ; alk. paper)
9780814760932 (pb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 923734883
Additional Format Print version: Thangaraj, Stanley I. Desi hoop dreams. New York : New York University Press, [2015] 9780814770351 (DLC) 2015000543 (OCoLC)893452352.

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