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Sports & Ethnicity: Jewish and Palestinian Soccer Teams in Argentina and Chile

Thursday, March 29, 2012
6 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
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Raanan Rein examines the history of two soccer clubs—Club Atlético Atlanta, a team in Buenos Aires identified with the local Jewish population, and Club Deportivo Palestino in Santiago, Chile—to demonstrate how belonging to the clubs serves both to sustain distinct ethnic identities and to facilitate integration into the local society. Sourasky Professor of Latin American and Spanish History and director of the Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies at Tel Aviv University, Rein has authored or edited more than twenty books, among them Argentine Jews or Jewish Argentines? Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Diaspora, and a forthcoming volume on Arabs and Jews in the Americas.

This event is sponsored by the Forum on Migration and Columbia’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race as part of the Migration, Race, and Ethnicity lecture series.

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