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While Muslim dress has been at the center of much international debate, western media almost always fails to consider it on its own terms, from the perspective of the people who design and wear this clothing. Join Emma Tarlo (pictured) for a discussion of her new book on British Muslim fashion, as she explores the impact Islamic fashion has had on the development of transnational cultural formations and multicultural urban spaces. Emma Tarlo is a Reader in the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Christa Salamandra, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College, CUNY, will serve as respondent. Introduced and moderated by Eugenia Paulicelli, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature and co-director of the Fashion Studies Concentration at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Co-sponsored by the Concentration in Fashion Studies, MEMEAC, and the Women’s Studies Certificate Program.

Added by Center for the Humanities on September 3, 2010