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By Lou Antolihao

ISBN-10: 0803255462

ISBN-13: 9780803255463

Basketball has a lock at the Filipino soul. From titanic arenas in Manila to makeshift hoops in small villages, basketball is performed by way of Filipinos of all walks of lifestyles and is used to mark every thing from summer season breaks for college kids to non secular fairs and plenty of different events. Playing with the large Boys lines the social heritage of basketball within the Philippines from a tutorial and “civilizing” software within the early 20th century to its prestige as nationwide hobby because the state won independence after international conflict II.
While the word “playing with the large boys” describes the problem of taking part in basketball opposed to oversized rivals, it additionally describes the fight for attractiveness that the Philippines, as a subaltern society, has needed to cope with in its better transnational relationships as a former U.S. colony.
 Lou Antolihao is going past the empire-colony dichotomy by means of masking Filipino basketball in a much wider diversity of comparisons, corresponding to that concerning the transforming into impression of Asia in its area, quite China and Japan. during this context, Antolihao indicates how Philippines basketball has moved from a automobile for Americanization to a strength for globalization within which the USA, whereas nonetheless a key participant, is challenged by means of different basketball-playing international locations.

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