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Desi (Basket)Ballers: Asian American Studies and The Politics of Difference

April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The talk explores the relationship between race, masculinity, and class as South Asian American men play through their identities through South Asian American-only, Asian American-only, and multi-racial sporting circuits. This talk comes from Dr. Thangaraj’s book Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity (NYU Press, 2015).

Organized by the South Asia Faculty Working Group

Co-Sponsors: Carolina Asia Center, Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for Arts & Humanities, UNC Sangam


April 17, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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