Tamir Sorek

Title

Professor of Sociology

Professor of Jewish Studies

Email

tsorek@ufl.edu

Office

205 Walker Hall

Hours

Spring 2017:

Tuesday 11:00am – 12:00pm

and by appointment

About

Teaching

Research

Publications


About

Tamir Sorek studies social, political, and cultural dynamics that shape ethnic and national identities, particularly in the context of Israel/Palestine. Sorek combines both quantitative and qualitative methods in his work. In his book Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave (Cambridge University Press 2007), Sorek illustrates how a seemingly innocent arena like sports is in effect a powerful political sphere, which has implications for ethnic, religious, civic, national identification, and even political behavior.  His book, Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs (Stanford University Press 2015), deals with the struggles over the representation of the Palestinian past in Israel. Currently he is writing a social biography of the Palestinian poet and political leader Tawfiq Zayyad.

 

Personal Webpage

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Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

  • Sport, Society, and Politics

  • Israeli Society

  • Israelis and Palestinians

  • Contemporary Sociological Theory

  • Ethnic Conflicts in a Comparative Perspective


Research

Areas of Specialization

  • Nationalism

  • Ethnic Conflicts

  • Sports

  • Collective Memory


Publications

Books 

  • Un terrain contesté : Les dilemmes d’un football arabe dans un État juif, Albin Michel, 2017 (in French).

  • Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs, Stanford University Press, 2015.

  • Nasionnalisme Palestina Di Lapangan Hijau: Sejarah Ringkas Sepak Bola Arab-Palestina di Wilayah Kekuasaan Israel Manna dan Salwa, 2010 (in Indonesian).

  • Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

  • Identities at Play, Magnes Press, 2006 (in Hebrew).

  • Messica, Fabienne and Tamir Sorek, Refuzniks israéliens – Ces soldats qui refusent de combattre en territoires occupés , Agnès Viénot Edition, 2003 (in French).

Articles

Chapters in Books 

Solicited Articles in Journals