[URBANTH-L]ANN: The Making of 'World Society': Transnational Practices and Global Patterns (Bielefeld, Germany)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Oct 26 22:37:41 EDT 2005

From: Remus Gabriel Anghel <remus.anghel at uni-bielefeld.de>

We would like to announce that between 24th and 25th of November it will
take place in Bielefeld the conference "The Making of 'World Society':
Transnational Practices and Global Patterns".

Sincerely yours,
Remus Anghel
University of Bielefeld
Institute for World Society Studies

Organised by the Graduiertenkolleg "World Concepts and Global Patterns" and
the Institute for World Society
Studies at Bielefeld University

Please register by Oct. 30, 2005 by contacting:

Heike Monika Greschke
heike.greschke at uni-bielefeld.de
+49 521 106 - 4327
Eva Kristin Gerharz
eva.gerharz at uni-bielefeld.de
+49 521 106 - 4231
Conference Fee: ? 25,-

33602 Bielefeld
( +49 521 522 05 -0


Thursday, 24th November

11.00 - 11.15h

Conference Organizers

Opening Session
11.15 - 12.45h

Petra Dannecker, Bielefeld (chair)
Luis Eduardo Guarnizo, Davis
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Bielefeld
Thomas Faist, Bielefeld

Lunch 12.45 - 13.45h

13.45 - 14.15h

R. Cheran, Toronto
Open Borders and Closed Societies: Nationalism, Transnationalism and
Multiculturalism in North America

Transnationalism and Development
14.15 - 16.15h

R. Cheran, Toronto (Discussant)

Eva Kristin Gerharz, Bielefeld
Transnational Dimensions of Post-War-Reconstruction in Northern Sri Lanka
Stephanie Loddo, Paris
Palestinian Transnational Actors and the Construction of the Homeland

Gilberto Rescher, Bielefeld
Transnational Citizenship, Local Politics and Development: The Case of a
Rural Community in Central Mexico

Coffee Break 16.15 - 16.45h

Implications of ICT Usage for
Transnational Populations' Everyday Life
16.45 - 19.15h

Luis Eduardo Guarnizo, Davis (Discussant)

Olga Davydova, Joensuu
Transnational Russian Finnishness / Finnish Russianness

Urmila Goel, Frankfurt/Oder
Imagining Transnationality:
The Internet Portal theinder.net

Magdalena Nowicka, München
A Question of Quality. ICTs and Their Role in Global Social Networks

Heike Monika Greschke, Bielefeld
Does it Matter Where You Are? The Meaning of Co-presence in Internet based

Dinner 20.00h

Friday, 25th November

09.00 - 09.30h

Keith Hart, London

Transnational Practices and New Social Formations in Europe
09.30 - 12.00h

Keith Hart, London (Discussant)

Besim Can Zirh, Ankara
Euro-Alevis: From Gastarbeiter to Transnational Community

Michael Janoschka, Frankfurt
Transnational Democracy through Daily Practices: Political Participation of
the North-European Diaspora on the Mediterranean Coastal Strip

Germana D'Ottavio, Italy
Mobility Strategies in the Enlarged Europe: A Case-study on Polish Women in
an Italian Province.

Remus Anghel, Bielefeld
Irregularity and Risks in Europe: Illegal Status, Labour Markets and
Transnational Practices among Romanian Transmigrants in Milan

Lunch 12.00 - 13.00h

Transnationalism and Local
13.00 - 15.30h

Thomas Faist, Bielefeld (Discussant)

Alexandra Lindenthal, Bremen
The Emergence of Industry-Spanning Practices. Theoretical Backgrounds and
Preliminary Empirical Findings Concerning the Transnational
Management of Hazardous Chemicals

Stephanie Hering, Basel
A Global City-State of Finance - The Staging of Singapore as a Financial Hub
Between Global and Local Rhetoric

Sascha Wisotzki, Bayreuth
Transnational Trade Networks of the Indian and Arabic Diaspora on Zanzibar

Sven Kleinekathöfer, Bielefeld
Local Marketplaces and Global Scope of the ,Oriental Plaza' (Johannesburg,
South Africa)

Coffee Break 15.30 - 16.00h

Closing Keynote
16.00 - 16.30h

Monika Salzbrunn, Paris

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