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Andreas Guidi: Patterns of Jewish mobility between Rhodes and Buenos Aires (1905-1948)

Andreas Guidi
Patterns of Jewish mobility between Rhodes and Buenos Aires (1905-1948)
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Abstract
In this article I investigate the migration flux of Jews between Rhodes and Buenos Aires in a period marked by the political transition from the Ottoman imperial to Italian (semi)colonial rule. Migration overseas, a phenomenon that sees no clear rupture before and after the occupation of the island by Italian troops in 1912, is treated here as a strategy broadly implemented by individuals and families from the main island of the Dodecanese, putting the experience of the migrants in the foreground, in order to better understand the practice of migration as a negotiation of their position in an interconnected social space between two continents, and avoid to subsume the features of this movement under cultural or religious categories. Using the approach of a translocal history of migration, the article is an attempt to cross-read the developing sociopolitical context of Rhodes through the pattern of movement of humans and capital.

Zitation
Guidi, Andreas (2015): Patterns of Jewish mobility between Rhodes and Buenos Aires (1905-1948). In: Südosteuropäische Hefte 4 (2), S. 13–24.

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Martin Blasius: Fußball, nationale Repräsentationen und Gesellschaft. Die Fußballnationalmannschaft im Jugoslawien der 1980er Jahre

Martin Blasius
Fußball, nationale Repräsentationen und Gesellschaft. Die Fußballnationalmann-schaft im Jugoslawien der 1980er Jahre
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Zitation
Blasius, Martin (2015): Fußball, nationale Repräsentationen und Gesellschaft. Die Fußball-nationalmannschaft im Jugoslawien der 1980er Jahre. In: Südosteuropäische Hefte 4 (1), S. 87–126.

Abstract
Since its introduction to the Yugoslav space, football has always been connected to the main political conflicts. After 1945, the Yugoslav Communists rebuilt sport in their sense, and football as the most important sport was consequently put into service for their state- and nation-building policy. The central symbol was the national team, whose successes represented those of the Yugoslav socialist model. Nevertheless, in contrast to football’s role during the breakup of Yugoslavia, the socialist period itself has been rarely analyzed. Furthermore, football is often used as a tool for analyzing other social phe-nomena (mostly nationalism) and not treated as a socially embedded, but autonomous cultural element with specific internal logics. This article explicitly aims to show the worth of Yugoslav football history as part of a cultural history of sport. Using the examples of the scandal surrounding „the hymn of Luxembourg“ 1983, the legendary victory over Bulgaria in December 1983 and the impressive Yugoslav victory at the U20 World Cup in Chile 1987, the article examines how representations of the national team developed when Yugoslavia more and more slipped into a multiple political, economic, social and „identitarian“ crisis after Tito’s death 1980 and „national“ tensions started to grow within the country. On the one hand, the article deals with the representations that the communists and other actors (mainly the new, “nationalist” generation of fans) produced in the 1980s. On the other hand, it takes a look at the success and failure of such representations in Yugoslav society. It is shown that the national team was an attractive symbol that especially in deep crisis could awake and confirm feelings of identification with socialist Yugoslavia. However, it also becomes clear that the potential of football for political representation is always determined by the historical situation and fundamentally limited by its character as a sport with its own logics.

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