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Guest Editors' Introduction

Football and Society in Israel—a Story of Interdependence

Tamar Rapoport and Amir Ben Porat

Israel, where it has been played every weekend all over the country since before the establishment of the state. Football is not just a game that children and adults love to play and watch; it also involves individual, group, and collective identities, and local and national identification. Football reflects, and often accentuates, political and social conflicts that highlight ethno-national, class, political, and gender hierarchies and tensions in society. The game is largely dependent on the surrounding context(s) that determines its “relative autonomy,” which shapes its distinguished fandom culture(s) and practices (Rapoport 2016).

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Eilon Schwartz

strong sense of group loyalty to a religious-national identity all too often brings with it a dark side of distrust and dislike for those on the outside who are not part of its sense of the collective. Negotiating an educational approach that allows for a

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Sociology in the Garden

Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology

Nissim Mizrachi

they live ( Kleinman 2006 ). As we have seen, dignity seeks to break through the local collectivity’s boundaries, which separate genders, ethnicities, and national identities, and reach out toward the universal collectivity. In doing so, dignity

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The Editors

Rights in Israel: Constitutional Rhetoric and State Practice , and for dessert we present a review of Yael Raviv’s Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel . We hope you enjoy our articles and reviews, and we look forward to

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Yoram Peri and Paul L. Scham

addresses some of the issues identified above. In “Effects of Religious Identity and Ethnicity on the Israeli-Jewish Electorate,” Ephraim Yuchtman-Yaar, Yasmin Alkalay, and Tom Aival consider this especially topical question, both conceptually and

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Yoram Peri and Paul L. Scham

Merkel's successor as chancellor when she retires at the end of her current term, and who had accepted the despicable move, announced that she was stepping down from the national party leadership and her intended role. And what happened in Israel? The

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The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

identities of adversaries can be perpetuated in cyberspace, even if these adversaries are inactive in the offline world. For example, YouTube provides a digital public space for Rhodesians to express their national identity, while Rhodesia as a nation

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

relations, citizenship often remained minimalist, “involv[ing] a birth certificate or a national identity card that does not have the power to invoke rights and obligations” ( Roitman 2007: 188 ). Through the 1980s and 1990s, the combination of economic

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

narratives also depend on the expected or targeted visitor communities and their positioning within the maze of religiopolitical identities. 2 Which exhibition concept projects solidarity with one or the other national or religious visitor group? What kind

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

as how the relationship with the polity and society as a whole and their veteran peers form part of how these veterans are made as citizens. This article shows how people's experiences as former combatants are turned into a veteran identity, and