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Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave
by Tamir Sorek
Over the last two decades soccer has become a major institution within the popular culture of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel. They have attained disproportionate success in this field. Given their marginalisation from many areas of Israeli society as well as the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such a prominent Arab presence highlights the tension between the ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published February 11th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 1st 2007)
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Dec 04, 2014 Paul rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Tamir Sorek’s primary objective in Arab Soccer in a Jewish State is to demonstrate that, for Arabs living in Israel, soccer is an “integrative enclave”, which he defines as “a social sphere that is ruled by a liberal-integrative discourse of citizenship”. Arguing that their historical narratives make being both Palestinian and Israeli difficult, the author suggests that Arab-Israelis cope using two major strategies: separation, wherein “different dimensions of identification coexist in total sep ...more
Aug 30, 2013 Malcolm rated it 4 of 5 stars
Every now and then I come across a sports studies book that makes me stop and rethink a bunch of other much bigger issues; sometimes it is a methodological thing, sometimes a new geographical area I knew little about, sometimes it is about the links with a bigger global issue. I read this (it has been in the must-get-to-pile for several years) in the midst of other reading about Palestine & Israel, and an attempt to think through some of the key issues the regions cultural politics in the co ...more