Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2014

240 Pages | 8 Line drawings, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719096570

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Sport and British Jewry

Integration, ethnicity and anti-Semitism, 1890-1970

Dee David

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Demonstrates that the British sporting environment has been both historically inclusiveness and exclusive in its attitude towards minority participants
  • Reveals that, in contrast to typical stereotypes of Jews as overly-intellectual and disinterested in physical pastimes, a significant sporting tradition developed within British Jewry
  • Shows that sport had an important direct impact on Jewish integration into British society, on the nature of Jewish ethnic identity and on expressions of anti-Semitic hostility
  • The first and only publication to look comprehensively at the historical involvement and interest of Jews in British sport