Past Events

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  3. The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa
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  5. Ziad Fahmy (Cornell U.)
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  7. "Maiko Masquerade" explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Jan Bardsley (Professor Emerita, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill) traces how the maiko, long stigmatized as a victim of sexual exploitation, emerges in the 2000s as the chaste keeper of Kyoto's classical artistic traditions. Insider accounts by maiko and geisha, their leaders and fans, show pride in the training, challenges, and

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