The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 8th conference at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.
As an international and multi-disciplinary organisation, EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to join panels that explore relevant research topics from an interdisciplinary perspective as well as discuss theoretical and methodological aspects of research generated in the field of Southeast Asian studies. A limited number of round tables will discuss recent developments in Southeast Asia.
Sport and body culture in Southeast Asia 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.
Contacts of the panel
, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Lena Pawelke, Institute of Sport and Sport Science, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany