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'I was trying to get with you': Getting with the Politics of South Asian American Masculinity
Start Date: 1/31/2013Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 1/31/2013End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:
Lecture by Dr. Stan Thangaraj
As sport is imagined as neutral site structured through meritocracy, South Asian American participation in a quintessentially American sport like basketball provides an interesting venue to understanding the politics of sport, the different relationship of this community to basketball, and the gendered, racial, and sexualized realm of citizenship. In this paper, I demonstrate how South Asian American men practice a sport masculinity as a means to escape the queering, emasculating experiences they have had in other public venues. In the process of performing what they consider a normative masculinity, these young South Asian American men simultaneously expand the contours of South Asian America by foreclosing it to various gendered, sexual, classed, and racial others. This is an ethnographic project conducted on co-ethnic only South Asian American basketball leagues and is part of book manuscript I am currently working on.
Location Information:
Main Campus - School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Building
Room: Alumni Center
Contact Information:
Name: Jon
Phone: Hale

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