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Masculinity, Femininity, and Asian American Basketball in 20th Century California

Masculinity, Femininity, and Asian American Basketball in 20th Century California

Asian American basketball leagues have given shape to the unique histories of each ethnic group living under the flattening designation of "Asian American."
Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California's Pacific Rim

Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California's Pacific Rim

For Japanese Americans, baseball played a critical role in shaping an ethnic identity and promoting civil rights.
Lighting Christmas Parols in Historic Filipinotown with Prayers for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Lighting Christmas Parols in Historic Filipinotown with Prayers for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and mistletoes have become American symbols of the holiday season. For the Philippines and its diaspora that live across the globe, it's the parol, or ...
Diving into Integration: Sammy Lee, Historical Memory, and the Complexity of Housing Segregation in Cold War California

Diving into Integration: Sammy Lee, Historical Memory, and the Complexity of Housing Segregation in Cold War California

Even with the clearest of minds, personal and historical memory ebb and flow. Recollections of our own past and that of the society around us often become shaped by current circums ...
Noiring L.A.: The Crimson Kimono and Asian American Sexuality in the Age of the Cold War

Noiring L.A.: The Crimson Kimono and Asian American Sexuality in the Age of the Cold War

Fuller's 1959 film took a very different approach from other film noir of the 1950s, and serves as useful text from which to consider changes to the genre and Southern California's ...
I Am An Immigrant

I Am An Immigrant

I was born in Guatemala and came to the United States with my mother, sister, and other members of my family when I was four years old. My arrival was part of a larger exodus from ...
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