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Emancipation through Muscles: Jews and Sports in Europe
  

Emancipation through Muscles: Jews and Sports in Europe (Hardback)

Edited by Brenner, Michael
Edited by Reuveni, Gideon

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Although the study of Jewish identity has generated a growing body of work, the topic of sport has received scant attention in Jewish historiography. Emancipation through Muscles redresses this balance by analyzing the pertinence of sports to such issues as race, ethnicity, and g...ender in Jewish history and by examining the role of modern sport within European Jewry. The accomplishments of Jews in the intellectual arena and their notable presence among Nobel Prize recipients have often overshadowed their achievements in sports. The pursuit of sports among Jews in Europe was never a marginal phenomenon, however. In the first third of the twentieth century numerous Jewish sport organizations were founded throughout Europe, and prowess in the realm called "muscle Jewry" by the Zionists was a symbol of widespread pride among European Jews. Some Jewish teams were remarkably successful: the legendary Austrian soccer champions Hakoah Vienna were arguably the most visible Jewish presence in interwar Vienna, and many readers will be surprised to learn that outstanding soccer teams such as Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur are still considered "Jewish teams."The contributors to this volume, an international group of scholars from a variety of fields, explore the diverse relationships between Jews and modern sports in Europe. Michael Brenner is a professor in the Institute of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich. He is the author of Zionism: A Brief History and The Renaissance of Jewish Culture in Weimar Germany. Gideon Reuveni is a research fellow at the Institute of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich. He is the author of Reading Germany: Literature and Consumer Culture in Germany before 1933.
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ISBN 9780803213555
Publisher University of New South Wales
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780803213555
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University of New South Wales
Imprint University of Nebraska Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Brenner, Michael
Edited by Reuveni, Gideon
Category Jewish studies
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Number of Pages 278
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 305.8924
Weight 590g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Jews - Sports - History, Jewish athletes - History, History, Jewish athletes
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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