Playing with the Big Boys
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|No. of pages:||264 pages|
|Illustrations:||8 photographs, 6 tables, index|
""Playing with the Big Boys" traces the development of basketball in the Philippines from an educational tool during the early period of American colonial rule in the early twentieth century to a ubiquitous national pastime"--
Lou Antolihao goes beyond the empire-colony dichotomy by covering Filipino basketball in a wider range of comparisons, such as that involving the growing influence of Asia in its region, particularly China and Japan. In this context, Antolihao shows how Philippines basketball has moved from a vehicle for Americanization to a force for globalization in which the United States, while still a key player, is challenged by other basketball-playing countries.
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
1. Spheroid of Influence: Sports, Colonization, Modernity
2. From Baseball Colony to Basketball Republic: Postcolonial Transition and National Sporting Culture
3. The Hollywoodization of Hoops: Basketball, Mass Media, Popular Culture
4. Rooting for the Underdog: Sports, Spectatorship, Subalternity
5. Basketball without Borders: Globalization and National Sports in Postcolonial Context