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Author Faier, Lieba.
Title Intimate encounters : Filipina women and the remaking of rural Japan / Lieba Faier.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.

Author Faier, Lieba.
Subject Women -- Japan -- Social conditions.
Women -- Philippines -- Social conditions.
Women -- Japan -- History.
Women household employees -- Japan.
Women foreign workers -- Japan.
Foreign workers, Filipino -- Japan.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 280 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Figures of desires -- pt. 2. Terms of relations.
Summary This 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. --From publisher's description.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 9780520944596 (electronic bk.)
0520944593 (electronic bk.)
9781461957447 (electronic bk.)
1461957443 (electronic bk.)
9780520252141 (alk. paper)
0520252144 (alk. paper)
9780520252158 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520252152 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1525/9780520944596
OCLC # 742517182
Additional Format Print version: Faier, Lieba. Intimate encounters. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009 (DLC) 2008050734

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