Economic and Social Development

Convener and Chair: Ashraf EL-Ghannam, Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Extension & Rural Development Research Institute (Egypt)

"Al Hayer Community of the United Arab Emirates: A Socio-Economic Study"
Musa Shallal, United Arab Emirates University

"The Political Economy of Households and Basic Infrastructure in Cities of the Underdeveloped World: A Comparative Perspective"
Richard Tardanico, Florida International University (USA)

"Domestic Solvency and External Debt: Does the Source of Central Government Debt Matter?"
Jackie Burns, Austin Community College (USA) and Patricia Bell, Oklahoma State University (USA)
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Economic Sociology, Session A: Constructing Markets

Convener and Chair: Patrik Aspers, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne and Stockholm University (Sweden)

"The Emergence of Credit Bureaus in Russia's Consumer Credit Market: An Evolutionary Perspective"
Alya Guseva, Boston University (USA)
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"Overcoming Space and Social Distance: The Institutionalization of the Travel Market in Edo-Period Japan (1603-1868)"
David Chiavacci, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

"Barter in the Market: Towards the Creation of New Forms of Transactions in Contemporary Russian Inter- Firm Exchanges"
Caroline Dufy, University of Paris I-Sorbonne (France)

"Making Insurance a Way of Life in China: How Culture Matters in Creating a Market"
Cheris Shun-Ching Chan, University of Pittsburgh (USA)

"Structure, Functioning and understanding of Market: The Misconception"
R Rajesh, Bangalore University (India)
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Economic Sociology, Session B: Uncertainty Trust and Institutions

Convener and Chair: Patrik Aspers, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne and Stockholm University (Sweden)

"The Politics of Institutional Reform: The 'Declaration of Independence' of the Israeli Central Bank"
Daniel Maman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) and Zeev Rosenhek, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
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"Hiring on the Internet: Do Social Networks Matter?"
Valery Yakubovich and Dana Lup, University of Chicago (USA)

"There's Something About Social Capital"
Sokratis Koniordos, University of Crete (Greece)

"Faith, Trust, and Trustworthiness: A Preliminary Debate"
Rafael Marques and João Graça, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal)
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Distributive Papers
"From Mis-Cognition to Re-Cognition: Toward a Socio-Cognitive Perspective on Trust, Risk and Uncertainty"
Paul Brochu, Université de Montréal (Canada)

"The Economics-Sociology Divide: Was Parsons a Social Sensor or a Social Broker?"
João Carlos Graça and Rafael Marques, (ISEG

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Economic Sociology, Session C: Social Constructions, Performativity and Knowledge of the Economy

Convener and Chair: Daniel Maman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

"Performativity of Asymmetric Information Models in Global Finance"
Oliver Kessler, University of Bielefeld (Germany)
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"The Social Construction of the Role of Executive Search Firms in Silicon Valley"
Tiziana Sardiello, Stockholm University (Sweden)

"The Strength of Performative Ties:Dynamics of Network Exchange in a Knowledge Intensive Firm"
Sheen S. Levine, Lee Kong Chian School of Business (Singapore)
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"Business Group Formation in Malaysia"
Kim Ling Geraldine Chan, National University Malaysia

Distributive Paper
"Towards a Critical Sociology of Economics"
Matthew Hayes, York University (Canada)

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Economic Sociology, Session D: Knowledge and Creative Industries

Convener and Chair: Patrik Aspers, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne and Stockholm University (Sweden)

"Knowledge to Design for the Other"
Patrik Aspers, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne (Germany) and Stockholm University (Sweden)
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"Fur as a Creative Industry"
Lise Skov, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)

"Immigrant Enterprise and 'Negotiated Paternalism' in the Fashion-wear Industry"
Prodromos Panayiotopoulos, University of Wales (UK)

"Work in the Kebab Economy: A Study of the Ethnic Economy of Turkish Immigrants in Finland"
Östen Wahlbeck, Åbo Akademi University (Finland)
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Distributive Paper
"The Role of Personal Networks in Small Firm Development"
Peter Parker, Kristianstad University College (Sweden)
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Economy and Social Theory, Session A

Convener and Chair: Risto Heiskala, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

"Some Features of Premodern Forms of Economic Globalization"
Tapani Hietaniemi, University of Helsinki (Finland)

"From Evolutionary Economics towards Evolutionary Social Theory"
Andrei Orekhov, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

"Institutionalism in Economics and in Sociology"
Antti Gronow, University of Helsinki (Finland)

"Wither Bourdieuan Cultural Capital? At the Crossroads of Sociology and Economics"
Gordon Shockley, Florida International University (USA)
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"Economy and Society: From Parsons through Habermas to Semiotic Institutionalism"
Risto Heiskala, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

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Economy and Social Theory, Session B

Convener and Chair: Risto Heiskala, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

"From Chains to Networks: The Transformations of the Management Discourses and their Implications on Discipline into Organizations"
Carlos Fernández, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
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"Knowledge Production, Power, and Global Social Change: The Interplay between the OECD and Nation States"
Pertti Alasuutari, University of Tampere (Finland)

"Marx, Durkheim and Weber on Market Society"
David Denham, University of Wolverhampton (UK)
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"A Critique of the Imperialism of the Neo-Institutional Economics on Theorizing Human Rationality - Using Social Capital as an Example"
Sam Wong, University of Bradford (UK)

"Critique of Biopolitical Economy"
Akseli Virtanen, Helsinki School of Economics (Finland)

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Embodying Sociology, Session A: Performance, Identity and Conflict

Convener and Chair: Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth (UK)

"Embodying Sociology: Traditions, Pilgrimages and Dialogue"
Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth (UK)
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"Against the Sociology of the Body. For an Embodied Sociology"
Loïc Wacquant, University of California, Berkeley (USA) and Centre de Sociologie Européenne-Paris (France)

"Somatic Elements of Social Conflict"
Donald N. Levine, University of Chicago (USA)

"Bodily Performance and the Theory of Action: Sociological Reflections on Dance"
Bryan S. Turner, National University of Singapore

"Embodied Discourses and the Implications for Sociology: Dance and Social Inclusion Case Study"
Helen Thomas, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UK)

Distributive Paper
"Organic and Inorganic Bodies: The Role of the Physical in Modern Social Theory"
S. Nascinmento, University of Lisbon (Portugal)

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Embodying Sociology, Session B: Gender, Transgression and Representation

Convener and Chair: Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth (UK)

"Reclaiming Women's Bodies: Colonialist Trope or Critical Epistemology"
Kathy Davis, Harvard University (USA) and Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
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"Embodiments: Postfeminism and Political Subjects"
Maider Zilbeti, University of the Basque Country (Spain)

"Fashioning the Self: Heterosexuality and the Social Psychological Constraints of the Wardrobe"
Martin Berg, Lund University (Sweden)
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"Transgressive Bodies: from the Liminal to the Limelight"
Lauren Langman, Loyola University Chicago (USA)

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Embodying Sociology, Session C: Researching the Body

Convener and Chair: Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth (UK)

"Fieldwork Embodied"
Judith Okely, Oxford Brookes University (UK)
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"In the Field/In the Flesh: Embodiment and the Ethnographic Process"
Mary Kosut, Manhattan College (USA)

"Breathing Like a Soldier"
Brian J. Lande, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

"Embodied Knowledge: The Experience of Meaning and the Struggle towards Proficiency in Glassblowing"
Erin O'Connor, New School for Social Research (USA)
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"Embodied Violence: Intimate Relationships, Human Suffering and Sedimented Subjectivity"
Marita Husso, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
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Embodying Sociology, Session D: Living in / as a Body

Convener and Chair: Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth (UK)

"Researching Embodiment: The Significance of Reflexive Body Techniques"
Nick Crossley, University of Manchester (UK)

"The Thinking Body and Ontological Security"
Ian Burkitt, University of Bradford (UK)

"Beyond the Mind/Body Dualism: Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Psychoanalysis"
Pasi Falk, University of Helsinki (Finland)

"Sleep, Emotions and the 'Vulnerable Body': A Sociological Exploration"
Simon J. Williams, University of Warwick (UK)
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"Enigmatic Illness and Elusive Explanations: Towards a Sociology of Medically Unexplained Symtpoms"
Sarah Nettleton, University of York (UK)
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Embodying Sociology, Session E: Theorizing the Elusive Body

Convener and Chair: Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth (UK)

"The Two Cultures and the Real Thing"
Antonio Pedro Dores, CEIS/ISCTE, Lisboa (Portugal)

"Our Bodies, Ourselves: Biology, Psychology and the Strong Argument for Culture"
Gabriel Ignatow, Koç University (Turkey)
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"A Heuristic Object for Enfleshing Theory: The Human-Animal Interaction in a Slaughterhouse"
Catherine Remy, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France)

"Defying the Principles of Human Design"
Anna Aalten, Codarts, Professional University of the Arts in
Rotterdam and University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

"A Polysensorial Body in Advertising Xpannow"
Ada Cattaneo, IULM University of Mian (Italy)
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Distributive Papers
"The Background of Carnal Existence. A Sociology of the Limit"
Carlos Hugo Sierra, University of the Basque Country (Spain)

"Postmodern Bodies and Memory: An Alliance or a War?"
Farraella Ferrero Camoletto, University of Torino

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Emerging African Cities: Governance, Migration and Development

Convener and Chair: Hugo Noble, University of South Africa

"Limits to the Urbanisation of Poverty in South Africa"
Derik Gelderblom, University of South Africa
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"Governing the City? South Africa's Struggle to Deal with Urban Immigrants after Apartheid"
Caroline Kihato, Development Bank of Southern Africa

"The Promise of Citizenship"
Abebe Zegeye, University of South Africa

"Golden Chance for South African Cities to Score from 2010"
Udesh Pillay, Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa

"Local Economic Development and Black Economic Empowerment: Antipoverty Strategy for South African Cities?"
Hugo Noble, University of South Africa

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Empire in Context, Session A: Theorizing the Empire

Convener: Julian Go, Boston University (USA)

Chair: Anne Raffin, National University of Singapore

"Towards a Sociology of US Foreign Policy"
Joe Conti and John Foran, Universit of California Santa Barbara (USA)

"September 11, 2001 and its Aftermath: Apocalypse and Empire"
John R. Hall, University of California, Davis (USA)
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"Irrational Imperialism"
Mohammed Bamyeh, Macalester College (USA)

"Hegemony and America's Imperial Career"
Julian Go, Boston University (USA)

Distributive Paper
"What's a Man to Do? The Rhetoric of Masculinity and US Overseas Expansion after 1898"
Lanny Thompson, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

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Empire in Context, Session B: Historical-Comparisons on Governance and Imperialism

Convener and Chair: Julian Go, Boston University (USA)

"Structuring Effects of Imperial Reforms on State Formation in Spanish America"
Viviane Brachet-Marquez, El Colegio de Mexico

"'Civility of Indifference'?: Race relations in Vietnam and Pondicherry under Colonial Time"
Anne Raffin, National University of Singapore

"European Colonial Practices within Europe: The Case of the Saami"
Rebecca Lawrence, Stockholm University (Sweden)

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English and Cultures: What's in a Global Language?

Convener and Chair: Daphné L. Romy-Masliah, CER:FDP

"Foreign Language Learning and Acquisition in the Algerian Environment: The English and French Conflict"
Samira Abid-Houcine, Université Djilali Liabès (Algeria)

"Scholarly Bilingualism - A Dream or a Necessity? (Bilinguisme Scolaire - un Rêve ou une Nécessité?)"
Viola Krebs, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

"The Import of Anglo-Saxons Concepts: The Influence of Anglo-Saxon Thought on French Language Concepts
(L'importation des concepts anglo-saxons: Influence de la pensée anglo-saxonne sur les concepts de la langue française)"
Geneviève Koubi, University of Cergy-Pontoise (France)

"English and Cultures: Multiculturalism Revisited"
Daphné L. Romy-Masliah, CEF:FDP