‘Play and shut up’: the silencing of Palestinian athletes in Israeli media

  title={‘Play and shut up’: the silencing of Palestinian athletes in Israeli media},
  author={Eran Shor and Yuval P. Yonay},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={229 - 247}
Abstract In this paper we contrast two opposing theoretical views in the sociology of sport. The first sees sport as a field that brings together different groups and bridges social divides. In this view, minority sport stars serve both as role models and as a mouthpiece voicing the feelings and needs of their ethnic groups. The opposing view holds that the sport field reflects the tendencies of the larger society, helping to maintain the social dominance of hegemonic groups. In this view sport… 
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