Neither sacred nor profane: Holocaust representations in Israeli sports media

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Abstract

The significant changes undergone by Israeli society notwithstanding, the Holocaust remains one of the foremost components of the collective memory, increasingly evoked in the public space including the media, popular music, and sports. Focusing on the infiltration of Holocaust discourse into the sphere of sports, as reflected in media coverage of sporting events, this article reveals a wide spectrum of Holocaust uses ranging from the derogatory to the laudatory–as means to inspire performance and extol achievements and unique sports moments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-212
Number of pages15
JournalIsrael affairs
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Holocaust
  • Israel
  • Israeli society
  • media
  • national memory
  • sports

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