5th Martial Arts Study Conference

23rd & 24th May, 2019

When

23rd & 24th May, 2019 08:00 am - 09:00 pm

Where

Chapman University
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
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Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Time AF209A AF209B AF209C
8:00 am      
8:15 am Free shuttle bus from ALO Hotel arrives at Schmid Gate
8:30 am Breakfast and registration
8:45 am
9:00 am   Welcome and Introduction
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Welcome and Introduction

The conference chairs will deliver the greetings of the University

By:
Paul Bowman, Andrea Molle
May 23, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Hall: AF209B
 
9:15 am    
9:30 am National Masculinities
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National Masculinities

By:
Daniel Jaquet Morges, Steven Jug
May 23, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Hall: AF209A
Cultural Politics of Film
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Cultural Politics of Film

By:
Moisés Park, Lauren Steimer
May 23, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Hall: AF209B
Cultural and Institutional Challenges
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Cultural and Institutional Challenges

By:
Daniel Amos, Leo Istas
May 23, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Hall: AF209C
9:45 am
10:00 am
10:15 am
10:30 am Coffee Break with snacks at AF201
10:45 am
11:00 am Inventing Martial Entities
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Inventing Martial Entities

By:
Kyle Barrowman, Paul Bowman, Peter Katz
May 23, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: AF209A
Learn from book? Historical Perspectives
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Learn from book? Historical Perspectives

By:
Peter Lorge, Stefania Skowron-Markowska, Randy Brown
May 23, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: AF209B
Martial Arts in the USA
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Martial Arts in the USA

By:
Noah Johnson, Paul McCarthy, Andrea Molle
May 23, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: AF209C
11:15 am
11:30 am
11:45 am
12:00 pm
12:15 pm
12:30 pm Lunch - Several options in walking distance at City of Orange
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm
2:00 pm Martial Arts in the Curriculum
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Martial Arts in the Curriculum

By:
Ayanda Masilela, Maija Soderholm, Martin Minarik
May 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: AF209A
Martial Arts and Inclusivity
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Martial Arts and Inclusivity

“Just existing is activism”: Experiences of discrimination and coping strategies of gender and sexual minorities in martial arts"
Scholarship on gender and sexuality in sport has advanced within the last two decades. Yet, there is a scarcity of research on the experiences of gender and sexual minorities (GSM) in martial arts and combat sports. This presentation draws on interview data with six Finnish martial artists, aged between 27 – 38 years old, who self-identified as GSM. Three of the participants identified as transgender and three as non-heterosexual females. Two of the participants were instructors, two athletes, and two were both coaching and competing at the time of data collection. The interviews lasted on average 1,5 hours. Through the lens of feminist poststructuralist theorizing, we explore the negotiations and complexities of being a GSM in martial arts. We discuss the multiple ways through which GSM identities are silenced or discriminated against in martial arts, and the strategies that GSM martial artists use when grappling with the heteronormative boundaries of sport.


By:
Anna Kavoura, Jaida Samudra, Mariana Harumi Cruz Tsukamoto, Claudia Uribe Chinen, Tanya Gomez
May 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: AF209B
Motivations
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Motivations

By:
Andressa Saboya, Heiko Bittmann, Martin Meyer, Sonja Bickford, Daniella Medeiros, Thiago Ferriera
May 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: AF209C
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
3:30 pm Coffee Break with snacks at AF201
3:45 pm
4:00 pm Keynote Event
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Keynote Event

The Serious Side of Leisure: Capoeira and Social Justice in the U.S.

According to lore, enslaved Africans in Brazil added music to their training in order to disguise their fighting as dance. The historical veracity of this origin story is not the point (see Green 2003); rather, it is how capoeiristas use this discourse that is anthropologically relevant. Although the history of capoeira is quite complex, this story about resisting oppression tends to be the most celebrated by U.S. capoeiristas. In fact, across the country, capoeiristas are engaging in political and social activism alongside their practice of this martial art. In this presentation, I will explore my hypothesis that regardless of how individuals first become involved in capoeira, their participation in classes and performance events socializes them into this discourse of resisting oppression. Furthermore, if the groups in which these individuals are training are structurally diverse, privileged individuals will have to take seriously the microagressions and other acts of oppression experienced by marginalized group members (e.g. people of color, women). In short, this elective leisure activity may actually catalyze social activism. In this presentation, I will draw upon interviews conducted with capoeiristas across the U.S. as well as preliminary participant observation fieldwork being done with capoeira groups in Dallas and San Antonio.

By:
Lauren Griffith
May 23, 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: AF209C
4:15 pm
4:30 pm
4:45 pm
5:00 pm      
5:15 pm      
5:30 pm Beer Garden Party at Beckman Hall 404 Terrace
5:45 pm
6:00 pm
6:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:45 pm
7:00 pm
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
7:45 pm      
8:00 pm      
8:15 pm Free shuttle bus to ALO Hotel departs at Schmid Gate
8:30 pm      
8:45 pm      

Friday, 24th May 2019

Time AF209A AF209B AF209C
8:00 am      
8:15 am Free shuttle bus from ALO Hotel arrives at Schmid Gate
8:30 am Breakfast and registration at AF201
8:45 am
9:00 am
9:15 am
9:30 am Race and Ethnicity
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Race and Ethnicity

By:
Gerry Chisolm, T.J. Desch-Obi, Thomas Green
May 24, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Hall: AF209A
Philosophizing Fighting
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Philosophizing Fighting

By:
Alexander Antonopoulos, Mariángeles Soto-Díaz
May 24, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Hall: AF209B
 
9:45 am  
10:00 am  
10:15 am  
10:30 am Coffee Break with snacks at AF201
10:45 am
11:00 am Nationalism and Nation Building
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Nationalism and Nation Building

By:
Spencer Bennington, Laurent Chircop-Reyes, Guodang Zhang, Thomas Green, Jared Miracle
May 24, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: AF209A
Martial Arts, Theatricality and Performance
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Martial Arts, Theatricality and Performance

By:
Martin Meyer, Scott Park Phillips
May 24, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: AF209B
 
11:15 am  
11:30 am  
11:45 am  
12:00 pm  
12:15 pm  
12:30 pm Lunch - Several options in walking distance at City of Orange
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm
2:00 pm Political Theory, Nationalism, Fascism and the Alt-Right
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Political Theory, Nationalism, Fascism and the Alt-Right

By:
William Little, Janet O'Shea, Qays Stetkevych
May 24, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: AF209A
The Social Construction of Fighting
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The Social Construction of Fighting

By:
Aidan Collier, Glenn-Eilif Solberg
May 24, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: AF209B
Expeditions
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Expeditions

By:
Mahipal Lunia, Jared Miracle, Michael Ryan
May 24, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: AF209C
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
3:30 pm Keynote Event
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Keynote Event

Contesting Kung Fu’s Soft Power: What Modern Chinese History Can Teach Us About Public and Cultural Diplomacy

Recent years have seen an explosion of literature on the possibilities and limits of public diplomacy. These discussions typically focused on the strategies of advanced industrialized societies during the current era. Special attention has even been given to China’s current efforts to harness its traditional culture as a means of craft a specific image on the global stage. Yet how recent are these strategies, and do they suggest a path forward for developing nations looking to leverage their own martial traditions as soft power resources within the global realm?
This paper examines the development of the Nationalist Party’s “Guoshu Diplomacy” strategy during the 1930s, a period in which historians and cultural studies scholars have widely assumed that individuals in the West knew nothing about the Chinese martial arts. Yet it was also an era in which policy makers, reformers and propagandists in a variety of countries contested discussions of traditional hand combat in an attempt to alter China’s standing within the global community. The success of these efforts suggests important insights about the possibilities and limitations of similar campaigns to harness the soft power potential of martial arts today.

By:
Benjamin Judkins
May 24, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: AF209A
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
4:15 pm
4:30 pm
4:45 pm
5:00 pm      
5:15 pm      
5:30 pm Mexican Style Dinner Party and Reception at AF201
5:45 pm
6:00 pm
6:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:45 pm
7:00 pm
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
7:45 pm
8:00 pm
8:15 pm
8:30 pm NO SHUTTLE SERVICE AVAILABLE at CU
8:45 pm      

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