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The 32th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar

The 32st Tobunken-ASNET Seminar,"Understanding Voluntary Veiling by Contemporary Muslim Women: An Interpretation through Dream Narratives"

The 32th seminar cosponsored by Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia and ASNET will be held as follows. This seminar is open to public.


Date & Time:  30 June(Thu), 17:00-18:00

Venue:   Lobby, 1st Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo

Title:   "Understanding Voluntary Veiling by Contemporary Muslim Women: An Interpretation through Dream Narratives"

Lecturer:   Emi Goto (Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Language:   Japanese

Entry:   not required

Cosponsored by:   Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia & ASNET

Summary:   Since the 1970s, the number of Muslim women who wear veils of some kind has increased in various parts of the world. Although the enforcement of veiling by political authorities or patriarchic customs was criticized, voluntary veiling by educated and/or socially established women has attracted the attentions of researchers. But why did they choose to wear veils? This presentation aims to provide a backdrop for the phenomenon by considering dream narratives by Egyptian artists who decided to adopt veils in their professions.

Contact to:   Network for Research and Studies on Asia (ASNET)
Tel:03-5841-5868
e-mail: asnet[at]asnet.u-tokyo.ac.jp