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Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan

 
 
 
 
Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan
Author: Lieba Faier
ISBN 13: 9780520252158
ISBN 10: 520252152
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2009-08-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $29.95
 
 

"
Intimate Encounters
is the first 'thick description' of the on-going changes wrought by the recent entry of a non-Japanese population, i.e., Filipina women, into rural Japanese life. It broadens and deepens our understanding of what it might mean to write transnational, diasporic histories."—Vicente L. Rafael, author of The Promise of the Foreign: Nationalism and the Technics of Translation in the Spanish Philippines

"
Intimate Encounters
is fascinating on a topic both timely and important: cultural encounters at the crossroads of global capital, transnational migration, and national meaning-making. Examining the migratory travel routes of women struck by the desire or need to pursue greater prosperity elsewhere, Faier distinguishes her account by beautiful prose, deft ethnography, and a keen attentiveness to the role played by—and complexity of—desire."—Anne Allison, author of Millennial Monsters and Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan