‘The hefty Hebrew’: boxing and British-Jewish Iidentity, 1890–1960

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dc.contributor.author Dee, David Gareth en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T13:19:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T13:19:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Dee, D. (2012) The hefty hebrew: Boxing and british-jewish identity, 1890-1960. Sport in History, 32 (3), pp. 361-381 en
dc.identifier.issn 17460271
dc.identifier.issn 17460263
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7435
dc.description.abstract Between the late 1890s and early 1950s, British boxing was dominated by Jews of Russian and Eastern European migrant origin. In a wider sense, an analysis of boxing can add to our understanding of broader social changes occurring within British Jewry during this roughly 60-year period. However, involvement in boxing during these years (whether as amateurs or professionals, as boxers, managers, promoters, coaches or spectators) also had a noticeable direct impact on the identity of scores of young Jews. This article will show that social change occurring within British Jewry between 1890 and 1960 did not occur separately from the world of British boxing. Although this sport can act as a lens through which to view transformations in terms of Jewish identity, class, religious outlook and culture, it is also the case that boxing clearly influenced changes in these spheres for a significant section of the community. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject Boxers en
dc.subject Sport en
dc.subject Jewish identity en
dc.subject Jewish in Britain en
dc.title ‘The hefty Hebrew’: boxing and British-Jewish Iidentity, 1890–1960 en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17460263.2012.720273

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