MEC Seminar: A View of Globalisation from its Margin: Searching for Karate’s Budo Roots in Contemporary Egypt
About the speaker:
Hatsuki Aishima is a social anthropologist specialising in Islam and public culture in the contemporary Middle East. She received her MA from Kyoto University (Area Studies, 2002) and DPhil from the University of Oxford (Oriental Studies, 2011). Before joining Minpaku in July 2016, she worked as Lecturer in Modern Islam at the University of Manchester. In her monograph, Public Culture and Islam in Modern Egypt (I.B. Tauris, 2016), she explored the roles of mass media and modern education in shaping the public knowledge, scholarly culture and the literary tradition of Islam. She is currently working on an urban ethnography of karate practitioners' communities in Egypt.