CfP EUROSEAS 2015 Panel: “Sport and Body Culture in Southeast Asia”


Call for Papers
8th EuroSEAS Conference, Vienna
August 11-14, 2015

Panel “Sport and Body Culture in Southeast Asia”


Friederike Trotier, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt ( )
Lena Pawelke, Institute of Sport and Sport Science, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg ( )

Description of Panel

“Sport has the power to change the world.” (Nelson Mandela) In every part of the world, sport in its diverse facets fascinates people and penetrates many segments of modern societies. Southeast Asia is not an exception although sporting practices have so far attracted little attention in Southeast Asian Studies. Nevertheless, sport and body culture have not only been embraced by the Southeast Asian populations but even more by governments and NGOs to enhance e.g. nation-building, education, health, community development and social inclusion. Hence, sport – elite and high-performance as well as sport on grassroots and community levels in the context of sport for all – crosses many fields and can therefore be examined from different disciplinary angles, be it sociology, anthropology, history, sport studies, or political sciences. This panel aims to shed light on sport, physical exercise and body culture in the context of Southeast Asia.

We invite presentations that deal with issues of sport, physical exercise and body culture in Southeast Asia. Different disciplinary angles and regional focuses are most welcome.

Please submit the title of your presentation and an abstract (max. 250 words) to the conveners.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 February 2015.

We are looking forward to your submission!

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