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Dr Chris Bolsmann

Senior Lecturer in Sociology 

Chris Bolsmann
  • Postgraduate Professional Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Aston University, United Kingdom. (2007)
  • PhD in Sociology, University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2006)
  • MA Industrial Sociology, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2000)
  • BA (Honours) Industrial Sociology, University of Pretoria, South Africa (1995)
  • BA Political Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa (1994)

Undergraduate Teaching

  • LK1011 Becoming a Social Scientist
  • LK1015 Social Theory 1
  • LK3008 Work, Organisation and Society
  • LK3012 Sport and Society

Postgraduate Teaching

  • LYM Globalization and Social Change
  • Social history of sport and identity construction
  • International Sociological Association
  • British Sociological Association
  • South African Sociological Association 
  • British Society for Sports History
  • North American Society for Sports History
  • Bolsmann, C. (forthcoming) ' Professional Football in Apartheid South Africa: Leisure, Consumption and Identity in the National Football League, 1959-1977'. International Journal of the History of Sport. Vol. 30. No. 16. ISSN 0952-3367 

  • Bolsmann, C., Schausteck de Almeida, B. Marchi Júnior, W. and Souza, J. (forthcoming) 'A copa do mundo FIFA na Africa do Sul/2010 - Como foi a podemos aprendar com ela?' Movimento  

  • Bolsmann, C. and Bolling, H. 2013. 'Here come ''Chelsea'' of Sweden': Djurgården footballl club on tour in apartheid South Africa'. Sport in History, Vol. 33. No. 3, 353-372. ISSN: 1746-0263. 

  • Bolsmann, C., Schausteck de Almeida, B. Marchi Júnior, W. and Souza, J. 2013. ‘Rationales, Rhetoric and Realities: FIFA’s World Cup in South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014’. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. ISSN: 1012-6902

  • Bolsmann, C. and Guoth, N. 2012.‘Dominions apart: Scandal and sporting mismatch in Australian-South African association football encounters, 1947-1955’, International Journal of the History of Sport. Vol. 29 No. 3. pp. 472-491. ISSN: 0952-3367

  • Bolsmann, C. and Amsler, S. 2012 ‘University ranking as social exclusion’, British Journal of the Sociology of Education. Vol. 33. No. 2 pp. 283-301. ISSN: 1465-3346

  • Bolsmann, C. 2012. ‘Representation in the First African World Cup: ‘World-class’, Pan-Africanism, and Exclusion’ Soccer and Society, Vol. 13. No. 2 pp. 156-172. ISSN 1466-0970

  • Bolsmann, C. 2011 ‘Thoughts on the First African World Cup: Football, Representation and Exclusion’ Journal des anthropologues N° 124-125.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2011. ‘The 1899 Orange Free State Football Team of Europe: ‘Race’, Imperial Loyalty and Sports Spectacle’. International Journal of the History of Sport. Vol. 28 No. 1. pp. 81-97. ISSN 0952-3367

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘Mexico 1968 and South Africa 2010: Sombreros and Vuvuzelas and the Legitimisation of Global Sporting Events’ Bulletin of Latin American Research. Vol. 29 No 1. pp. 93-106.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘South African Football Tours at the turn of the Twentieth Century: Amateurs, Pioneers and Profits’. African Historical Review Vol. 42 No. 2. pp. 91-112. ISSN 1753-2531

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘White Football in South Africa: Empire, Apartheid and Change, 1892-1977’. Soccer and Society, Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. pp. 29-45. ISSN 1466-0970

  • Bolsmann, C. and Alegi, P. 2010. ‘From Apartheid to Unity: White Capital and Black Power in the Racial Integration of South African Football, 1976-1992’ African Historical Review Vol. 42 No. 2. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1753-2531

  • Bolsmann, C. and Alegi, P. 2010. ‘South Africa and the Global Game: Introduction’. Soccer and Society. Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1466-0970

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘L'Afrique du Sud, le précurseur du football international Histoire du football sud-africain entre 1892 et 1910.’ Afrique contemporaine, 1(no 233). pp.25-33. ISSN 0002-0478

  • Bolsmann, C. and Alegi, P. 2010. ‘Il calcio in Sudafrica.’ ‘Il calcio in Sudafrica: identità, politica ed economia.’ afriche e orienti ISBN 9788860860477

  • Bolsmann, C. and Alegi, P. 2010. ‘Dall'apartheid all'unificazione: capitale bianco e potere nero nell'integrazione razziale del calcio sudafricano, 1976-1992.’ ‘Il calcio in Sudafrica: identità, politica ed economia afriche e orienti ISBN 9788860860477

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘Contesting Labour Internationalism: The ‘old’ trapped in the ‘new’ in Volkswagen’s South African plant’. Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 35 No 4. pp. 520-539 ISSN 0160-449X

  • Bolsmann, C. and Brewster, K. 2009. ‘Mexico 1968 and South Africa 2010: Development, Leadership and Legacies’. Sport in Society. Vol. 12, No. 10. pp. 1276-1289. ISSN 1743-0437.

  • Bolsmann, C.,Ignatowicz, A. and Miller, H. 2009. ‘Students Interviewing Students: The Aston-Hong Kong Project,’ Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 1. pp: 1-23. ISSN 1756-848X

  • Bolsmann, C. and Miller, H. 2008. ‘International Student Recruitment: South African Rationales’ Journal of Higher Education in Africa. Vol. 6, Nos. 2&3, pp: 211-231. ISSN 0851-7762.

  • Bolsmann, C. and Miller, H. 2008. ‘International Student Recruitment to Universities in England: Discourse, Rationales and Globalisation’ Globalisation, Societies and Education. Vol. 6, No. 1, pp: 75-88. ISSN 1476-7724

  • Bolsmann, C. 2007. ‘Trade Union Internationalism and Solidarity in the Struggle against Apartheid: A Case study of Volkswagen’ Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, Vol. 23/24, pp: 103-124. ISSN 1362-1572

  • Bolsmann, C. 2007. ‘La solidaridad y el internacionalismo sindical en la lucha contra el apartheid: el contacto sindical entre trabajadores y dirigentes en la industria automotriz’ Estudios de Asia y Africa, 132, Vol. 42(1), pp: 143-178. ISSN 0185-0164

  • Bolsmann, C. and Parker, A. 2007. ‘Soccer, South Africa and Celebrity Status: Mark Fish, Popular Culture and the Post-Apartheid State’ Soccer and Society, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp: 109-124. ISSN 1466-0970

  • Bolsmann, C. 2006. ‘Review Essay on Peter Alegi, Laduma! Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa’ Soccer and Society, Vol. 7, No. 2-3, pp: 292-299. ISSN 1466-0970

  • Bolsmann, C. 2003. ‘Labour Internationalisms and Globalization: Review Article’ Society in Transition, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp: 350-369. ISSN 1028-9852

  • Bolsmann, C., van der Walt, L., Johnson, B. and Martin, L. 2003. ‘Globalisation, the Market University and Support Service Outsourcing in South Africa: Social Struggle, Convergence and Difference, 1994-2001’ Society in Transition, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp: 272-294. ISSN 1028-9852

  • Bolsmann, C. and Uys, T. 2001. ‘Pre-empting the Challenges of Transformation and Marketisation of Higher Education: A Case Study of the Rand Afrikaans University’ Society in Transition, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp: 173-185. ISSN 1028-9852

  • Bolsmann, C. 2013. ‘To Sing or Not to Sing? National Anthems, Football Obsessions and Bafana Bafana’s World Cup’ in Bolsmann, C. and Alegi, P. (eds.) Africa’s Soccer World Cup: Critical Reflections on Play, Patriotism, Spectatorship, and Space Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2008. ‘Review Essay on Peter Alegi, Laduma! Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa’ in Bandyopadhyay, K. and Mallick, S. Fringe Nations in World Soccer. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-37822-2

  • Bolsmann, C. 2006. ‘Solidarity and Identity: Volkswagen Workers in South Africa and Germany’, in Alexander, P., Dawson, M. and Ichharam, M. (eds.). Globalisation and New Identities: a View from the Middle. Houghton: Jacana Press. ISBN 1-77009-239-0

  • Bolsmann, C., Rugunanan, P. and Routledge, M.2003. ‘Defining Organisational Development: The Roots and Values of Organisational Development’, in Moerdyk, A. and van Aardt, C. (eds.), Organisational Development: New Methods and Models for Southern Africa. Glosderry: New Africa Books. ISBN 1-86928 367 8

  • Bolsmann, C. 2003. ‘Contemporary Theories’, in Moerdyk, A. and van Aardt, C. (eds.), Organisational Development: New Methods and Models for Southern Africa. Glosderry: New Africa Books. ISBN 1-86928 367 8

  • Bolsmann, C. 2012 six entries in John Nauright (ed)Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice’ ABC-CLIO (Orkney Disaster; Rebel Tours; South Africa; Apartheid and Sports; South Africa; Sir Stanley Matthews; Premier League and Wembley Stadium)

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘The 1899 South African Football Tour of Britain’ BBC History Magazine Vol 11, No 6.ppPp 41-43.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘The 1899 Orange Free State Football Pioneers’ in The Thinker: For Thought Leaders Vol 14, pp 36-39.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘The First South African Football Tour: The Orange Free State Team of 1899’ Soccer History, Issue 25, pp 3-7.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2010. ‘Book Review – More than Just a Game: Football v Apartheid’ in Soccer and Society Vol. 11, No. 3.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2009. ‘Football Pioneers’ in Kick Off 12 December 2009.

  • Bolsmann, C. and Miller, H. 2008. ‘Recruiting International Students: Rationales and Policies from South Africa’. In Teaching in Public – the Future of Higher Education? Conference Proceedings. Todd, M. J. and Alcala, M. pp. 15-30. ISBN 1902191366

  • Bolsmann, C. 2008. Book Review – Edward Webster and Karl von Holdt, eds. Beyond the Apartheid Workplace: Studies in Transition. H-SAfrica, 8 April.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2007. ‘Looking back at VW to Honour German/South African Union Solidarity’ in South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp: 66-68. ISSN 0377-5429

  • Bolsmann, C. 2007. ‘African Football’ in African Review of Books, Vol. 3(1), p: 9.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2007. ‘British Academics not Scared to take Action’ in South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 30 No. 5, pp: 23-26. ISSN 0377-5429

  • Bolsmann, C. 2007 ‘Book review - Peter Alegi, Laduma! Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa’ in International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 24 No. 1, pp: 111-113.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2003. ‘Book Review: Place, Space and the New Labour Internationalisms.’ Work Employment and Society, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp: 757-759.

  • Bolsmann, C., van der Walt, L., Johnson, B. and Martin, L. 2002.‘Globalisation and the Outsourced University in South Africa: The Restructuring of the Supp: ort Services in Public Sector Universities in South Africa, 1994-2001’, Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET), research report.

  • Bolsmann, C., van der Walt, L., Johnson, B. and Martin, L. 2002. ‘The Outsourced University: A Survey of the Rise of Support Service Outsourcing in Public Sector Higher Education in South Africa, and its Effects on Workers and Trade Unions, 1994-2001.’ Sociology of Work Unit: University of the Witwatersrand. pp: 1-46.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2002. ‘The New Labour Internationalism’ in the Newsletter 2(1) of Research Committee 44 of the International Sociological Association.

  • Bolsmann, C., van der Walt, L., Johnson, B. and Martin, L. 2002. ‘The Effects of Supp: ort Service Outsourcing on Workers and Trade Unions in Public Universities in South Africa’, in South African Labour Bulletin, Vol 26, No. 4, pp: 59-61. ISSN 0377-5429

  • Bolsmann, C. 2002. ‘Book Review: We are the Poors: Community Struggles in Post-apartheid South Africa’ Society in Transition, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp: 470-472. ISSN 1028-9852

  • Bolsmann, C. 2002. ‘Book Review: South Africa, Limits to Change: The Political Economy of Transition’ Green Left Weekly, May 8.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2001. Deaths at the Stadium: a Different Kind of Terror’, in Debate - Voices From the South African Left, No. 6 & 7, pp: 10-13.

  • Bolsmann, C. 2001. ‘So you Want to Merge? Lessons From Recent Mergers’, in South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp: 61-66. ISSN 0377-5429

  • Bolsmann, C., and Vlok, E.2001. ‘Not Quite “Pap and Vleis”: McDonald’s in South Africa’, in South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp: 61-66. ISSN 0337-5429

  • Bolsmann, C. 2001. ‘The South and the North: Federations of the ICFTU’, in South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp: 82-86. ISSN 0377-5429

  • Bolsmann, C. and Vlok, E. 1999. ‘The Double-Digit Strike: Examining the Dispute in the Chemical Industry’, in South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp: 21-28. ISSN 0377-5429

Room: NW 926
Phone: 0121 204 3810
Email: c.h.bolsmann@aston.ac.uk

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