9780520252158-0520252152-Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan

Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan

ISBN-13: 9780520252158
ISBN-10: 0520252152
Edition: First
Author: Faier, Lieba
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520252158
ISBN-10: 0520252152
Edition: First
Author: Faier, Lieba
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Faier, Lieba wrote Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan comprising 304 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520252152 and 9780520252158. Since then Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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. Faier remaps Japan, the Philippines, and the United States into what she terms a “zone of encounters,” showing how the meanings of Filipino and Japanese culture and identity are transformed and how these changes are accomplished through ordinary interpersonal exchanges. Intimate Encounters provides an insightful new perspective from which to reconsider national subjectivities amid the increasing pressures of globalization, thereby broadening and deepening our understanding of the larger issues of migration and disapora.

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