Conference Programme

Global Studies Association 11th International Conference, July 5-7th, 2012.                              

And the Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University.

‘Globalizing Cultures and Identities: Sport, Lifestyle and Heritage’. 

Please note: all events and panels will be held in the John Dalton Building (JD) just off Oxford Rd, on Chester Street. This is on your right if you are coming from the city centre or the station.

Keynote addresses and ‘meet the author sessions’ will be in the Lecture Theatre (JD.  T03). Most panels will be held either in Seminar Room 1 (JD E0.05 – the ‘Cate’ room) or in Seminar Room 2 (JD.E34). Where three panels are timetabled at the same time we will utilize the Lecture Theatre as well. Lunches and all tea/coffee breaks will be held in the main JD entrance where registration and all sources of conference information will be available.   



12.00 – 2.00. Registration in the main entrance to JD building. Welcome to the conference.

2.00- 3.30. 

Panel 1.  Olympic Ideals: what value(s) for Olympism in the 21st century? Convened by Mark Pope. (Chaired by Dr. Beccy Kennedy). JD. EO.05.


Paul Anamudu, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate, Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones, Universita degli studi di Bergamo, Université de Perpignan Via Domita.

‘Olympic Games and Postcolonial Migrants: the Transgression of Colonial Rhetoric through Performativity’

Jill Timms, Dept of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science,


‘Playing  Fair at the Olympics: Utilising global sporting platforms to improve working conditions in transnational supply chains’.


Carol Mei Barker, Bradford media School, University of Bradford,


‘Emancipating the image: The Beijing Olympics, regeneration, and the power of performance’.


Iain Lindsay,

‘Olympicisation: Life in the Shadow of the Olympic Torch’.


Panel 2.  Global Nomads, Social Integration and Cosmopolitanism.

(Chaired by Marius Guderjan, MMU) JD. E34.     

Lydia S.T. Lam, City University of Hong Kong


‘Nomads of the North in the South through TESOL/TEFL: Global Academics in Hong Kong, Culture, Mobility and Cosmopolitanism’.

Nessa Adams, Department of Sociology and Communications at Brunel University, UK.




‘Afro-Caribbean Societies: The Impact on Identity, Integration and Segregation in the University Environment.’


Gabriela Echegoyen-Nava, Doctoral student and Manchester Metropolitan University,


‘Similar but not the same: reflections on the relationships between Mexicans and Mexican-Americans’. 


 3.30- 3.45. Tea/coffee/juice

3.45- 5.15.

Panel 3. The European Union in the World (convened by Didem Buhari-Gulmez)  (Chaired by Professor Chris Rumford). JD.EO. 05.

Helen McBride, University of Wyoming, USA.  


‘The Move Toward Peace: The European Union and the Transition from Community Development to Community Relations in Northern Ireland’.

Ulrike Zschache, Lancaster University, UK.


‘The Common Agricultural Policy in a Global Perspective.’

Professor Roland Robertson, The University of Pittsburgh and The University of Aberdeen, (

‘Europe in Chaotic Decline’.


Panel 4.   Globalization, Ideology and Global Consciousness.

(Chaired by Dr. Mansour Pourmehdi) E0. 05

Dr Rafal Soborski,  The American International University in London



 ‘Globalization and ideology: mapping the shifting debate’.


Precious Chatterje-Doody,  Manchester University,


‘Online challenges to the elite’s historical narrative: re-imagining Russia?’

Eliza Urwanowicz-Rojecka,  Department of Sociology and Social Communication,

Stanislaw Staszic College of Public Administration in Bialystok, Poland.


‘Re-thinking global Consciousness: towards a sociology of Knowledge Perspective’.


Panel 5. Cosmopolitanism convened by Maria Rovisco.

(Chaired by Paul Kennedy) JD. T03.


Myria Georgiou, Dept of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science

‘The urban street and spaces of conflict and renewal’

Mark Pope, Royal Holloway College, University  of London.


‘Cosmopolitanism as an analytical tool: UK news media coverage of human rights issues in counter terrorism’.


Nick Stevenson, University of Nottingham.


‘Human Rights and the Cosmopolitan Imagination


5.15- 5.30. Tea/coffee/juice.


5.30- 6.45.  Keynote address by Professor Richard Giulianotti, Loughborough University, in JD. T03.

(Chaired by Chris Rumford)

‘Sport Mega Events in the Global City: the 2012 Olympics in London’


6.45- 7.30. Drinks reception in the main entrance to JD Building.




Panel 6.  The European Union and the World (convened by Didem Buhari-Gulmez)  (Chaired by Professor Roland Robertson).  JD. EO. 05

Valentina Kostadinova, University of Birmingham. UK.



‘Saudi-EU Relations – Current Impediments and Future Options’


Marius Guderjan, Manchester Metropolitan University,


‘Europeanisation or European integration of local government?’

Alistair Brisbourne, Royal Holloway College, University of London,


‘Rethinking the Anna Lindh Foundation in the Euro-Mediterranean’.


Panel 7. Globalization and Changing Lifestyles. (Chaired by Chris Porter) E34.

 Dr. Mansour Pourmehdi, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University  of Bradford.


“Globalization, the internet and the forbidden romance in Morocco”

Aysegul Kesimoglu, Doctoral student, King’s College, London.  


The relevance of culture for  gastronomic tourism in Turkey: and approach by ICT’.


Carla Olson Buck, College of William and Mary, USA.


‘Tapas, Tapas, and post-National Identity in Spain’.


Panel 8. Sport and Identity Issues, I. (Chaired by Paul Kennedy)  JD. T03

Dr. Chris Porter, Lecturer, Dept of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University,


‘Football Supporter Culture and Globalisation: An Uneasy Relationship’

Dina N. Fedorova, Institute of History and Archeology, Russian Academy of Science, Ekaterinburg,


‘Football and identity’.

Babajide Ololajulo,  Department of Archaeology and Anthropology,University of Ibadan, Nigeria


“Arsenal in the church”: Globalisation, football identity and alternative nationalism in Nigeria’.



10.45- 11. Tea/coffee/Juice.


11 -12.15  Keynote Address by Professor Sharon MacDonald, Manchester University, in JD.T03 (Chaired by Chris Rumford)


‘Cosmopolitanism and transnational heritage’


12.-15- 1.15 Lunch

(Committee meeting of the Global Studies Association, chaired by Chris Rumford) E0.05


Panel 9. Globalizing Cricket (Convened by Dominic Malcolm in association with the British Sociological Association).

(Chaired by Dr. Dominic Malcolm) E0.05


Amit Gupta, Associate Professor, USAF Air War College,



‘Non-Western Nations and the Control of Global Sporting Events’.


Dr. Russell Holden, Director IN the Zone of Sport and Politics Consultancy.



‘Purity, Profit and Progress – The Potentially Destructive Tensions at the Heart of Contemporary International Cricket’.


Habibul H. Khondker, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, PO Box 144534, UAE



 ‘Bangladesh Premier League: Politico-economic reflections’.

Panel 10. Changing Turkey in a Changing World convened by Didem Buhari-Gulmez.  (Chaired by Dr. Shoba Arun)  E34.


Asst. Prof. C. Akça ATAÇ,  Çankaya University, Turkey,


‘Pax Ottomana? Neo-imperialist discourse in Turkish foreign policy

Assoc. Prof. Muge Kinacioglu, Department of International Relations, Hacettepe University

Ankara, turkey. (

‘Nato and Turkey in the post-cold-war: the use of force and identity formation;’.

Asst. Prof. Erkan Saka, Bilgi University, Turkey


‘The current reconfiguration of mainstream media in Turkey’.


2.45- 3.45. Meet the author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Holton, Ulster University, talks about his new book in T03.

(Chaired by Chris Rumford)

 ‘Global Finance: Breaking the Mould’

3.45- 4.00 Tea/coffee/juice

4.00 – 5.30

Panel 11.  Globalizing Cricket convened by Dominic Malcolm (in association with the British Sociological Association). E0. 05

Discussant: Professor Chris Rumford, Dept of Politics & International Relations,

Royal Holloway, University of London,



‘Discussion of papers presented in both ‘globalizing cricket’ panels, 9 and 11’.


Dominic Malcolm, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University



‘Cricket, Englishness and Globalization’


Thomas Fletcher, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University



‘Cricket, the Post-Match Drink and Exclusion of British Asians’




Panel 12.  Globalization and Heritage. (Chaired by Professor Sharon McDonald). E34

Ben Kasstan,


‘The Jewish Birthright: Heritage Tours in Israel’.

Prof. Vincent Wai-kit Ho, University of Macau.


‘Substantiating Heritage and Current Identities in Macau: Tourism Industries, Lifestyle and Cultural Memory in a Casino City’

Victoria Quintero Morón, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain. 



‘Intangible heritage: local demands and global supports’.


Panel 13.  Migration, Globalization and Identity. (Chaired by Dr. Shoba Arun) T03

Marta Villa, Departement of Social Sciences,  The University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.


‘Identity obsession and strategies of recognition through the fertility rituals: the case study of Stilfs in Vinschgau (Italy – Sudtirol)’

Samuel M Clevenger , Dept of History, University of Wyoming, USA.


 “Hoop Migrations: Historical Parallels in the Recruitment of American  Basketball Athletes”

Dr Anya Ahmed, University of Salford, UK.


‘Resisting globalizing cultures: on being ‘English’ abroad.’


Dr. Beccy Kennedy, Dept of Art History, Manchester Metropolitan University,


‘Visualizing global identities: Migrant Korean artist working in Britain’.


5.30- 5.45 Tea/coffee/juice


5.45 – 7.15.  Keynote address by Professor David Inglis, Aberdeen University, in JD T03.

(Chaired by Chris Rumford)

‘Who were the great global thinkers? Reconsidering globalism and cosmopolitanism’.


7.30 – 9. Conference Dinner at MMU (venue to be announced).




9.00  -10.30

Panel 14.  Sport and Identity Issues II (Chaired by Jill Timms) E0.05

Jared Van Duinen, Lecturer n History, School of Humanities and Social Science, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia


‘A “nation-in-Empire”? The case of Anglo-Australian cricketing relations in the ‘British World’, c.1850-1934’.

Stefan Hubner, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.


‘The ‘Western Civilizing Mission’ and muscular Christianity: Elwood Stanley Brown, the YMCA and the Global Promotion of Amateur Sports as Christian Citizenship Training’.

Amit Gupta,  Associate Professor,  USAF Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL 36117, USA.




‘The IPL and the Indian Domination of Global Cricket’.


Panel 15. Issues in Theorizing and Measuring Globalization.

(Chaired by Dr Chris Porter) E34

Professor Victor Roudometof, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.




‘What Is Glocalization? Past and Present Interpretations’.


Dr. Marco Caselli, Dipartimento di Sociologia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano, Italy.


‘Beyond the Nation state. Alternative ways to measure globalization.’


Professor Andrea Pitasi, Gabriele d’Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy and Dr. Mariarosalba Angrisani, Federico II University, Naples, Italy.

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‘ “Hypercitizenship” and the evolution of a global identity’


Panel 16.  Identities and Globalization.

(Chaired by Dr. Mansour Pourmehdi) T03

Artem Rabogoshvili, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany.


 “Between “the stage” and “the market” – national-cultural organizations of non-indigenous people at the time of public celebrations in Siberia ”

Maria Karaulova and Oliver Shackleton,, The University of Manchester


‘The Irish Festival in Manchester: Celebration of Heritage and/or Rebranding the Image of the City?’

Dr. Muhammad Kamran, Associate Professor, Department of Urdu, University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan

‘Translating and exploring the Universal Approach in Contemporary Pakistani Literature and Culture’.

10.30 – 10.45. Teas/coffee/juice

10.45- 11.45.  Meet the Author

Professor Roland Robertson, Pittsburgh and Aberdeen Universities, talks about his new book with  Sophie Krossa,  in T03.

(Chaired by Paul Kennedy)

‘European Cosmopolitanism in Question’.


11.45 -1.15.

Panel 17. Globalization, Health and Cultural Practices.

(Chaired by Gabriela Echegoyen-Nava) E34

Su-ming Khoo, School of Political Science and Sociology,  National University of Ireland, Galway.


‘The diffusion, role and take-up of globalizing health practices and the mechanisms through which this occurs: global consumer health activism and complex health reforms – between health rights and consumer choice’.

Elizabeth Sugh Tengu, Dept of Sociology, Benue State University, Nigeria.


‘Globalization and the dilemma of harmful cultural practices in Africa: The Nigerian experience’.

Ohanyelu Charles Nnamdi. Gambia College, Brikama, The Gambia.



‘Culture and African females in the world of sports’.


Panel 18. Systematic approaches to International Relations. Convened by Didem Buhari Gulmez. (Chaired by Jill Timms)   JD. E34.



Dr. David Aworawo, University of Lagos, Department of History and Strategic Studies


‘Global Values and Foreign Policy: Liberal Expansionism and Relations between Nigeria and Britain since the late 1990s’.


Didem Buhari Gulmez,  Department of Politics and International Relations.  Royal Holloway, University of London.  (

‘Unpacking the EU’s global actorness: Stanford School’s World Society approach’.

Dr. Ali Balci, Sakarya University, Turkey,


‘Kurdish identity movements and EU policy in Turkey: a systematic understanding’.

1.15 Lunch.


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