Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan / Edition 1

Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan / Edition 1

by Lieba Faier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520252152

ISBN-13: 9780520252158

Pub. Date: 08/10/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

This groundbreaking study explores the recent dramatic changes brought about in Japan by the influx of a non-Japanese population, Filipina brides. Lieba Faier investigates how Filipina women who emigrated to rural Japan to work in hostess bars-where initially they were widely disparaged as prostitutes and foreigners-came to be identified by the local residents as

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This groundbreaking study explores the recent dramatic changes brought about in Japan by the influx of a non-Japanese population, Filipina brides. Lieba Faier investigates how Filipina women who emigrated to rural Japan to work in hostess bars-where initially they were widely disparaged as prostitutes and foreigners-came to be identified by the local residents as "ideal, traditional Japanese brides." Intimate Encounters, an ethnography of cultural encounters, unravels this paradox by examining the everyday relational dynamics that drive these interactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252158
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Relations of Cultural Production 1

Part 1 Figures of Desires 33

1 Sites of Encounter 39

2 America and Other Stories of Filipina Migration to Japan 80

3 Japan in the Kiso Valley, the Kiso Valley in Japan 103

Part 2 Terms of Relations 133

4 Kindred Subjects 137

5 The Pressures of Home 158

6 Runaway Stories 190

Epilogue 211

Appendix A 219

Appendix B 220

Notes 221

Bibliography 249

Index 273

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