Call for Papers: Sport in Asian America
Professor Rachael Joo (Middlebury College) and Professor Sameer Pandya (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Paper submissions (up to 5,000 words) dueÂ August 15, 2014
From basketball leagues in the San Francisco Chinatown of the 1930s and 1940s to Michael Chang and Jeremy Lin, sport has always been an important site for understanding Asian American life.Â This special issue ofÂ Amerasia JournalÂ focuses on how various forcesâ€”transnational processes, the contemporary era of globalization, histories of colonialism and imperialism, and U.S. domestic historyâ€”have shaped the cultural politics of sport in Asian America.Â For example, global media operates as a key site for commercial representations of Asianness in America and Americanness in Asia.Â Transnational sport shapes diasporic politics and reveals the contested and contradictory terrain of nationalisms in Asian American communities.Â The histories of sport in Asian and Pacific Islander communities are often embedded in the colonial histories that inform the relationship between Asian/American athletes and fans of the sport.Â Furthermore, sport featuring Asian/American players and teams create a sense of national community and identity in ways that reframe ethnicity and race in North America.
Taking into account the various forces mentioned above, we are interested in papers that address a broad range of possible topics, including but not limited to, Asian American sport and religion, Chinese and Chinese American basketball, gender, global sports icons, Korean and Korean American golfers, mass media, Pacific Islander football and rugby athletes, postcolonial cricket, tennis and golf as â€œmodel minorityâ€ sports, and transnational soccer.
Submission Guidelines and Review Process:
The guest editors, in consultation with theÂ Amerasia JournalÂ editors and peer reviewers, make the decisions on which submissions will be included in the special issue.Â The review process involves the following steps:
â€¢ Initial review of submitted papers by guest editors andÂ Amerasia JournalÂ editorial staff
â€¢ Papers approved by editors will undergo blind peer review
â€¢ Revision of accepted peer-reviewed papers and final submission
Papers submitted for this special issue should be approximately 5,000 words in length. We especially welcome interdisciplinary and teachable writings to adopt for courses ranging from cultural studies to communication studies to literary studies as well as Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies.
Please send papers regarding the special issue on â€œSport in Asian Americaâ€ to the following addresses. All correspondence should refer to â€œAmerasia Journal Asian American Sportâ€ in the subject line.
Professor Rachael Joo, Guest Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Sameer Pandya, Guest Editor, email@example.com
Dr. Arnold Pan, Associate Editor,Â Amerasia Journal: firstname.lastname@example.org
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