Constraints to Pickup Basketball Participation among Chinese American Women Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017, 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study examined Chinese American women's leisure experience within the context of male- and African/White American-dominated pickup basketball. Participants, who were serious basketball players, encountered numerous constraints unique to their identities as Asian females, and these were inexorably linked to how pickup basketball is organized in the United States. While some informants stopped playing basketball because of constraints, others developed ingenious negotiation strategies to combat constraints and to maintain participation.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Zou, S. S., & Scott, D.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Zou, Suiwen Sharon||Scott, David

publication date

  • September 2018