Posted in March 2012

Focus on Themed Panels – #1 ‘Globalization and Cricket’

Cricket and Globalization (a special themed panel at the GSA’s Globalizing Cultures and Identities: Sport, Lifestyle, Heritage conference 5th-7th July) featuring Dominic Malcolm, Amit Gupta, Habib Khondker, Chris Rumford, Russell Holden, Tom Fletcher.  The panel is organized in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The panel brings together leading figures in the study of the globalization of … Continue reading

Keynote Speakers

The following will be the keynote speakers at the GSA’s Globalizing Cultures and Identities: Sport, Lifestyle, Heritage conference to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on 5th-7th July 2012. Professor Richard Giulianotti joined the Sociology Department at Loughborough University in November 2011 from his previous post at Durham University. He is the author of three books, … Continue reading

Call for Papers – Democracy and Law

Call for papers Issue 6: Democracy and Law Democracy and law are central themes of global studies. Nowadays international politics seems to be interceded via a multitude of legal practices and processes, consequently bringing the role of, and need for, international law into sharp relief. Yet particularly since the emergence of the ‘war on terror’ … Continue reading

Conference Update

The GSA annual conference will take place on 5th-7th July 2012 at Manchester Metropolitan University. The theme of the conference is Globalizing Cultures and Identities: Sport, Lifestyle, Heritage. The keynote speakers are; Richard Giulianotti, University of Loughborough David Inglis, University of Aberdeen Sharon MacDonald, University of Manchester Also there will be two meet-the-author sessions. Robert … Continue reading


The GSA conference on 5th-7th July will feature a second meet-the-author session. Roland Robertson and Sophie Krossa will discuss their new edited collection ‘European Cosmopolitanism in Question (Palgrave).

from panel to publication

Cultures and / of Globalization Edited by Barrie Axford and Richard Huggins (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011) Cultures and/of Globalization is an edited volume which has its origins in the 2008 GSA conference. The book brings together various insights on the place of culture in globalization research: “with the immodest aim…to help shift the in-vestigative emphasis … Continue reading

special conference panels

The annual GSA conference (5th – 7th July) Globalizing Cultures and Identities: Sport, Lifestyle, Heritage will feature several specially commissioned panels exploring the themes of the conference: ‘Cricket and globalization’ (in conjunction with the British Sociological Association): convened by Dominic Malcolm and featuring papers by Amit Gupta and Habib Khondker ‘Cosmopolitanism’: convened by Maria Rovisco ‘Europe … Continue reading