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JEWS, SPORTS, AND THE RITES OF CITIZENSHIP
edited by Jack Kugelmass
University of Illinois Press, 2006
Cloth: 978-0-252-03082-6 | Paper: 978-0-252-07324-3
Library of Congress Classification GV709.6.J48 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.089924

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To many, an association between Jews and sports seems almost oxymoronic--yet Jews have been prominent in boxing, basketball, and fencing, and some would argue that hurler Sandy Koufax is America's greatest athlete ever. In Jews, Sports, and the Rites of Citizenship, Jack Kugelmass shows that sports--significant in constructing nations and in determining their degree of exclusivity--also figures prominently in the Jewish imaginary. This interdisciplinary collection 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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