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Mexican Americans and Sports

Mexican Americans and Sports

A Reader on Athletics and Barrio Life

  • Author: Jorge Iber,Samuel Octavio Regalado
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603445013
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 273
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For at least a century, across the United States, Mexican American athletes have participated in community-based, interscholastic, and professional sports. "Mexican Americans and Sports" contributes to the emerging understanding of the value of sport to minority populations in communities across the nation North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), the most prominent interdisciplinary organization that is, in spite of its name, quite global, named MEXICAN AMERICANS AND SPORTS: A READER ON ATHLETICS AND BARRIO LIFE "Anthology of the Year."-- from author, May 2008

Latinos in U.S. Sport

Latinos in U.S. Sport

A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance

  • Author: Jorge Iber
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780736087261
  • Category: History
  • Page: 301
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Latinos in U.S. Sport presents a long-overdue look at the history of Latino participation in multiple facets of American sport and provides a balanced history of the contribution of Spanish-speaking people to the world of U.S. sport.

When Mexicans Could Play Ball

When Mexicans Could Play Ball

Basketball, Race, and Identity in San Antonio, 1928–1945

  • Author: Ignacio M. García
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292753772
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 292
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In 1939, a team of short, scrappy kids from a vocational school established specifically for Mexican Americans became the high school basketball champions of San Antonio, Texas. Their win, and the ensuing riot it caused, took place against a backdrop of shifting and conflicted attitudes toward Mexican Americans and American nationalism in the WWII era. “Only when the Mexicans went from perennial runners-up to champs,” García writes, “did the emotions boil over.” The first sports book to look at Mexican American basketball specifically, When Mexicans Could Play Ball is also a revealing study of racism and cultural identity formation in Texas. Using personal interviews, newspaper articles, and game statistics to create a compelling narrative, as well as drawing on his experience as a sports writer, García takes us into the world of San Antonio’s Sidney Lanier High School basketball team, the Voks, which became a two-time state championship team under head coach William Carson “Nemo” Herrera. An alumnus of the school himself, García investigates the school administrators’ project to Americanize the students, Herrera’s skillful coaching, and the team’s rise to victory despite discrimination and violence from other teams and the world outside of the school. Ultimately, García argues, through their participation and success in basketball at Lanier, the Voks players not only learned how to be American but also taught their white counterparts to question long-held assumptions about Mexican Americans.

The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture

The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture

  • Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317268202
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp fiction, music, comic books, video games, news, web, and digital media, healing rituals, quinceñeras, and much more. Features include: consideration of differences between pop culture made by and about Latina/os; comprehensive and critical analyses of various pop cultural forms; concrete and detailed treatments of major primary works from children’s television to representations of dia de los muertos; new perspectives on the political, social, and historical dynamic of Latina/o pop culture; Chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latina/o popular cultural studies. A vitally engaging and informative volume, this compliation of wide-ranging case studies in Latina/o pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latina/o pop culture within the broader study of global popular culture. Contributors: Stacey Alex, Cecilia Aragon, Mary Beltrán, William A. Calvo-Quirós, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Nicholas Centino, Ben Chappell, Fabio Chee, Osvaldo Cleger, David A. Colón, Marivel T. Danielson, Laura Fernández, Camilla Fojas, Kathryn M. Frank, Enrique García, Christopher González, Rachel González-Martin, Matthew David Goodwin, Ellie D. Hernandez, Jorge Iber, Guisela Latorre, Stephanie Lewthwaite, Richard Alexander Lou, Stacy I. Macías, Desirée Martin, Paloma Martínez-Cruz, Pancho McFarland, Cruz Medina, Isabel Millán, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, William Anthony Nericcio, William Orchard, Rocío Isabel Prado, Ryan Rashotte, Cristina Rivera, Gabriella Sanchez, Ilan Stavans Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University where he is also founder and director of LASER and the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 24 books, including the Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature and Latino/a Literature in the Classroom.

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Steven A. Riess
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317459474
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1200
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Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

  • Author: Dorothee Schneider
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674061306
  • Category: History
  • Page: 331
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Dorothee Schneider relates the story of immigrants’ passage from an old society to a new one, and American policymakers’ debates over admission to the United States and citizenship. Bringing together the histories of Europeans, Asians, and Mexicans, the book opens up a fresh view of immigrant expectations and government responses.

Benching Jim Crow

Benching Jim Crow

the rise and fall of the color line in southern college sports, 1890-1980

  • Author: Charles H. Martin
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • ISBN: 9780252035517
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 374
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Since the late nineteenth century, college athletics have mattered enormously to southern white males, whether they were students, alumni, or sports fans who never set foot inside a college classroom. Football especially came to inspire passions and state pride. Colleges and universities in the South sought to prove that they were the equal of teams anywhere in the country, but equality was strictly limited. While Southern football and basketball teams aspired to national fame, the South was enforcing ever stricter segregation. Black players, no matter how talented, could not play. When teams from other parts of the country allowed blacks to play, Southern teams refused to play them or required them to bench their black players for their games, or when confronted by campus resistance after World War II, refused to play them at home. Examining the history of college football and basketball during the Jim Crow era, this volume shows how racial discrimination was enforced in the South and how teams in the North were long compliant with it. Martin reveals how dozens of northern universities themselves excluded black players from their own teams well into the 1940s. He then traces the long, slow change that led to integrated competition, the recruitment of black players, and the hiring of black coaches. Changes came from several sides and did not come easily. One incentive for change turned out to be athletic competition: when teams from smaller schools with black players began to defeat all-white teams from the South With special attention to the Southeastern Conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and teams in Texas, Martin shows the gradual disappearance of Jim Crow segregation in the colleges of the South. More than a study of how segregation affected college football and basketball, it shows how college sports helped bring down Jim Crow.

Sports in American History, 2E

Sports in American History, 2E

From Colonization to Globalization

  • Author: Gems, Gerald,Borish, Linda,Pfister, Gertrud
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1492526525
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 400
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Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Second Edition, journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the evolution of American sporting practices.

The Last Chicano

The Last Chicano

A Mexican American Experience

  • Author: Manuel Ruben Delgado
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1449014151
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 294
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"This story is not strictly a memoir ...it is also a history and analysis of the cultural and political forces that confronted the first and second generation Mexican Americans in San Bernardino, CA, my home town."--Title page.

Working in the Dark

Working in the Dark

Reflections of a Poet of the Barrio

  • Author: Jimmy Baca
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0890135932
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 182
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Baca passionately explores the troubled years of his youth, from which he emerged with heightened awareness of his ethnic identify as a Chicano, his role as a witness for the misunderstood tribal life of the barrio, and his redemptive vocation as a poet.

Patriots from the Barrio

Patriots from the Barrio

  • Author: Dave Gutierrez
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781499054934
  • Category: History
  • Page: 306
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Patriots from the Barrio is the true story of a US Army combat unit during WWII. Author Dave Gutierrez started to research the biography of relative Ramon G. Gutierrez, who served in the Thirty-Sixth Division, 141st Regiment, Second Battalion, Company E. the unit was comprised entirely of Mexican Americans from the barrios of south Texas. Gutierrez spent four years on the research and compiled several individual stories to tell one incredible story of the US Army battles in Italy during WWII. Gutierrez records the sensitive subjects of discrimination, segregation of schools, and the illegal deportation of Mexican Americans during the Great Depression. Relative Ramon Gutierrez from Del Rio Texas was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts by the US Army. Captured by the enemy twice, he was able to escape and make it back across to Allied lines. He would also become one of only a handful of Americans to be decorated for valor on the battlefield by the Soviet Union during WWII. His true story and the men that served in the US Army's unique and historical all Mexican American combat unit is chronicled in Patriots from the Barrio.

The Horse in the Kitchen

The Horse in the Kitchen

Stories of a Mexican-American Family

  • Author: Ralph M. Flores
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826333667
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 194
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Fictionalized account of the author's father who emigrated with his family from Mexico to Arizona to escape the Mexican Revolution.

Inside El Barrio

Inside El Barrio

A Bottom-up View of Neighborhood Life in Castro's Cuba

  • Author: Henry Louis Taylor
  • Publisher: Kumarian Press
  • ISBN: 1565492811
  • Category: History
  • Page: 217
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* Revealing portrait of daily life in Cuba that explores how the socialist system has operated on the ground over the last two decades * Shows how social networks and neighborhoods were critical in sustaining Fidel’s regime while other socialist countries were collapsing in the late 80s The abrupt collapse of the Soviet Union and the East European Communist Bloc in 1989 plunged Cuba into a catastrophic economic crisis that spawned unprecedented hardship, magnified social tensions, and emigration in the thousands. In July 1990, a somber Fidel Castro called upon the masses to prepare for a sustained period of hard times. Inside El Barrio charts the legacy of Fidel Castro through the unique lens of Cuban household life during El Período Especial (the Special Period). Taylor traverses the neighborhoods and residential developments of Havana between 1989 and 2006, the final and most complex period in the "Age of Castro’s Cuba" to uncover the hidden vibrancy of Cuba’s streets and citizens. In doing so, he acquires a deeper understanding of Cuban society by exploring what it means to live in a people-centered nation and the importance of neighborhoods in shaping everyday life and culture.

Mexican American Baseball in Houston and Southeast Texas

Mexican American Baseball in Houston and Southeast Texas

  • Author: Richard A. Santillán,Joseph Thompson,Mikaela Selley,William Lange
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 143966112X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 128
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Mexican American Baseball in Houston and Southeast Texas pays tribute to the baseball and softball players and teams from Houston, Sugar Land, Texas City, Richmond, and other surrounding communities in the region. Since the early 1900s, this game has had an important role in the lives of area Mexican Americans. In the Houston barrios, when entrenched discriminatory practices obstructed city unity, the diamond brought people together. In the Sugar Land region, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and Anglos worked and played together, blurring racial lines. Baseball and softball built community pride and connected generations of Mexican American families. The wonderful stories and breathtaking images in this book help resurrect the rich and little-known history of Mexican American baseball and softball in this key part of Texas.

Picturing the Barrio

Picturing the Barrio

Ten Chicano Photographers

  • Author: David William Foster
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 0822982382
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 192
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Mexican-American life, like that of nearly every contemporary community, has been extensively photographed. Yet there is surprisingly little scholarship on Chicano photography. Picturing the Barrio presents the first book-length examination on the topic. David William Foster analyzes the imagery of ten distinctive artists who offer a range of approaches to portraying Chicano life. The production of each artist is examined as an ideological interpretation of how Chicano experience is constructed and interpreted through the medium of photography, in sites ranging from the traditional barrio to large metropolitan societies. These photographers present artistic as well as documentary images of the socially invisible. They and their subjects grapple with definitions of identity, as well as ethnicity and gender. As such, this study deepens our understanding of the many interpretations of the “Chicano experience.”

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
  • Page: N.A
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How Did You Get To Be Mexican

How Did You Get To Be Mexican

  • Author: Kevin Johnson
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781592138180
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 264
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This compelling account of racial identity takes a close look at the question "Who is a Latino?" and determines where persons of mixed Latino-Anglo heritage fit into the racial dynamics of the United States. The son of a Mexican American mother and an Anglo father, Kevin Johnson has spent his life in the borderlands between racial identities. In this insightful book, he uses his experiences as a mixed Latino-Anglo to examine issues of diversity, assimilation, race relations, and affirmative action in contemporary America.

Ethnicity in the Sunbelt

Ethnicity in the Sunbelt

Mexican Americans in Houston

  • Author: Arnoldo De León
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 9781585441495
  • Category: History
  • Page: 277
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A century after the first wave of Hispanic settlement in Houston, the city has come to be known as the “Hispanic mecca of Texas.” Arnoldo De León’s classic study of Hispanic Houston, now updated to cover recent developments and encompass a decade of additional scholarship, showcases the urban experience for Sunbelt Mexican Americans. De León focuses on the development of the barrios in Texas’ largest city from the 1920s to the present. Following the generational model, he explores issues of acculturation and identity formation across political and social eras. This contribution to community studies, urban history, and ethnic studies was originally published in 1989 by the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston. With the Center’s cooperation, it is now available again for a new generation of scholars.

Champion of the Barrio

Champion of the Barrio

The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty

  • Author: R. Gaines Baty
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 162349267X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
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Buryl Baty (1924–1954) was a winning athlete, coach, builder of men, and an early pioneer in the fight against bigotry. In 1950, Baty became head football coach at Bowie High School in El Paso and quickly inspired his athletes, all Mexican Americans from the Segundo Barrio, with his winning ways and his personal stand against the era’s extreme, deep-seated bigotry—to which they were subjected. However, just as the team was in a position to win a third district title in 1954, they were jolted by an unthinkable tragedy that turned their world upside down. Later, as mature adults, these players realized that Coach Baty had helped mold them into honorable and successful men, and forty-four years after the coach’s death, they dedicated their high school stadium in his name. In 2013, Baty was inducted posthumously into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame. In this poignant memoir, R. Gaines Baty also describes his own journey to get to know his father. Coach Baty’s life story is portrayed from the perspectives of nearly one hundred individuals who knew him, in addition to many documented facts and news reports.

Barrio Boy

Barrio Boy

40th Anniversary Edition

  • Author: Ernesto Galarza
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
  • ISBN: 0268080623
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Barrio Boy is the remarkable story of one boy's journey from a Mexican village so small its main street didn't have a name, to the barrio of Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades of the twentieth century. With vivid imagery and a rare gift for re-creating a child's sense of time and place, Ernesto Galarza gives an account of the early experiences of his extraordinary life—from revolution in Mexico to segregation in the United States—that will continue to delight readers for generations to come. Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza’s classic work has been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of Barrio Boy, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to reissue this best-selling book with a new text design and cover, as well an introduction—by Ilan Stavans, the distinguished cultural critic and editor of the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature—which places Ernesto Galarza and Barrio Boy in historical context.