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Jews, Sports, and the Rites of Citizenship

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ISBN-10: 025207324X

ISBN-13: 9780252073243

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jack Kugelmass

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Showing that sports is significant in constructing nations and in determining their degree of exclusivity, this text brings together the perspectives of anthropologists and historians to provide both methodological and regional comparative frameworks for exploring the meaning of sports for a minority population.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Entering the Arena
Why Sports?
"How Fiercely That Gentile Rides!": Jews, Horses, and Equestrian Style
Unathletic Department
Sound Bodies, Healthy Nations
National Regeneration in the Ghetto: The Jewish Turnbewegung in Galicia
Zionism, Politics, Hedonism: Sports in Interwar Tel Aviv
Jewish Workers' Sports Movements in Interwar Poland: Shtern and Morgnshtern in Comparative Perspective
Odd Contestants
Sabbath Sport on the Shores of Tripoli: Muscles and Memory among the Jews of Libya
On Matching Unmatchables: Soccer Games between Jews and Muslims in Casablanca
Arab Soccer in a Jewish State
Civilizing the Body
The Shame of the City: CCNY Basketball, 1950-51
The American Orthodox Athlete: From Contradiction in Terms to Institutional Standard-Bearer
Contributors
Index