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Desi Hoop DreamsPickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity$
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Stanley I. Thangaraj

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780814770351

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.001.0001

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“Who Is Desi?”

“Who Is Desi?”

Understanding Organized Brown Out Basketball

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(p.69) 2 “Who Is Desi?”
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Desi Hoop Dreams
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Stanley I. Thangaraj

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.003.0003

Where chapter 1 showed multi-ethnic spaces where ethnic and religious difference were not critical to team formation, chapter 2 looks at Indo-Pak Basketball tournaments, especially in Chicago, that offer a way to disrupt the uniformity of South Asian American sporting masculinity through ethnicity, religion, and class. Though the young men affirm a sameness as South Asian Americans through shared racializations, they affirm difference through their religious, ethnic, and class backgrounds. In the process, they also set up difference from each other through particular athletic feats.

Keywords:   Chicago, Indo-Pak Basketball, ethnicity, religion, South Asian America, masculinity

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