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978-1-7936-0082-0 • Hardback • June 2019 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-7936-0083-7 • eBook • June 2019 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Subjects: History / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
, Sports & Recreation / Basketball
, Social Science / Culture
Bernardo Ramirez Rios is assistant professor of anthropology at Skidmore College.
Chapter 1: Migrant Mentality and Immigrant Reality
Chapter 2: History of Oaxacan Basketball
Chapter 3: Oaxacan Basketball Arrives in the United States
Chapter 4: La Copa Benito Juárez
Chapter 5: Next Generation
Dr. Bernardo Ramirez Rios’ rich ethnography of Oaxacan basketball transports us from rural villages in Mexico to immigrant neighborhoods in the US. It captures the value and meaning of sport in the lives of the players and their families, and details the complex ways they negotiate transnational identities, indigeneity, and modernity.
— Jeffery H. Cohen, The Ohio State University