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When Women Rule the Court: Gender, Race, and Japanese American Basketball
by Nicole Willms
Rutgers University Press, 2017
Cloth: 978-0-8135-8416-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-8417-1 | Paper: 978-0-8135-8415-7
Library of Congress Classification GV886.W58 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.323082

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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. 
 

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