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Title:A secret history of volleyball
Author(s):Mobley, Alexandra
Director of Research:Cole, Cheryl L.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Cole, Cheryl L.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Denzin, Norman K.; Treichler, Paula A.; Espiritu, Augusto F.
Department / Program:Inst of Communications Rsch
Discipline:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):volleyball
Philippines
postcolonial
Young Men's Christian Association
queer
autoethnography
Abstract:A "secret history" considers the global authorship of volleyball beyond the standard history of a single inventor and obliterates assumptions of the inferior creativity of colonized, Asian, queer, and/or indigenous subjects. Volleyball is both ubiquitous and yet mostly relegated to mere footnotes in the histories of American team sport, a reflection of its status as an "insurgent" game hiding in plain sight. This dissertation examines the interfaces among colonizing evangelical sporting traditions of the Young Men’s Christian Association, military doctrine, and indigenous creative resistances that helped to drive volleyball's evolution beyond purely masculinist narratives of team sport.
Issue Date:2013-08-22
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45606
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Alex M. Mobley
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-08-22
2015-08-22
Date Deposited:2013-08


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