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The legacy of muscular Judaism: Jewish-Israeli identity through sport

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This thesis examines how Israel’s identity as a Jewish state is expressed through sport, using both archival and historical sources and ethnographic fieldwork. My primary contribution to the literature builds upon the history of muscular Judaism in order to develop a longitudinal perspective demonstrating how the body continues to provide a source of social and political capital, both reflecting and confronting identity. I show how sport is a platform for identity negotiation, a position w...

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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