Annotation: Rafael, Vince. 2009. Your Grief is our Gossip

Rafael, Vince. 2009. Your Grief is our Gossip: Overseas Filipinos and Other Spectral Presences. In, White Love and Other Events in Filipino History: Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press. Rafael “inquire(s) into nationalist attempts at containing the dislocating effects of global capital through the collective mourning of its victims” (204). He argues that this … Continue reading Annotation: Rafael, Vince. 2009. Your Grief is our Gossip

Annotation: Cheah, Pheng. 2010. Biopower and the New International Division of Reproductive Labor.

  Cheah, Pheng. 2010. Biopower and the New International Division of Reproductive Labor. In, Can the Subaltern Speak? Reflections on the History of an Idea. Pp. 179-212. Rosalind Morris (ed.) New York: Columbia University Press.   Cheah reopens Spivak's critique of Foucault by treating Foucauldian biopower as operating in the “new international division of power” … Continue reading Annotation: Cheah, Pheng. 2010. Biopower and the New International Division of Reproductive Labor.

Annotation: Margold, Jane A. 1995. Narratives of Masculinity and Transnational Migration

Margold, Jane A. 1995. Narratives of Masculinity and Transnational Migration: Filipino Workers in the Middle East. Aihwa Ong and Michael G. Peletz (eds), Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender and Body Politics in Southeast Asia, 274-298. Margold interviews Ilocano labourers working in the Arab Gulf States (permanent or temporary returnees) to investigate how labour migration affects … Continue reading Annotation: Margold, Jane A. 1995. Narratives of Masculinity and Transnational Migration

Annotation: Suzuki, Nobue. 2002. Gendered Surveillance and Sexual Violence in Filipina Pre-migration Experiences

Suzuki, Nobue. 2002. Gendered Surveillance and Sexual Violence in Filipina Pre-migration Experiences to Japan, in Gender Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region, pp. 99-119, eds Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Peggy Teo, Shirlena Huang. Online: Taylor & Francis Using the stories of six Filipino women married and currently living with Japanese men, selected out of over 100 interviewees … Continue reading Annotation: Suzuki, Nobue. 2002. Gendered Surveillance and Sexual Violence in Filipina Pre-migration Experiences

Annotation: Suzuki, Nobue. 2007. Marrying a Marilyn of the Tropics

Suzuki, Nobue. 2007. Marrying a Marilyn of the Tropics: Manhood and Nationhood in Filipina-Japanese Marriages. Anthropological Quarterly 80(2):427-454 Suzuki expands Carla Freeman's (2001) argument on globalization theory as being masculine and dichotomous by inquiring into the experiences and desires of Japanese men (citizens of a first-world country) married to Filipino women (coming from a third-world … Continue reading Annotation: Suzuki, Nobue. 2007. Marrying a Marilyn of the Tropics

Annotation: an Jose, Benjamin A. and Piquero-Ballescas, Maria Rosario. 2010. Engaging Multiculturalism from Below

San Jose, Benjamin A. and Piquero-Ballescas, Maria Rosario. (2010). Engaging Multiculturalism from Below: The Case of Filipino Assistant Language Teachers in Japan. Journal of Asian studies for Intellectual Collaboration, 162-180. The article presents a new area in the study of the growing number of Filipinos in Japan who are in English-teaching occupations, particularly as Assistant … Continue reading Annotation: an Jose, Benjamin A. and Piquero-Ballescas, Maria Rosario. 2010. Engaging Multiculturalism from Below

Annotation: Faier, Lieba. 2009. Intimate Encounters

Faier, Lieba. 2009. Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press. Faier's research on Filipina oyomesan (brides) in Japan is a contribution to a feminist scholarship that studies global capitalism through the investigation of its “multiple and contested nature through a messy and socially constructed process” (20). The … Continue reading Annotation: Faier, Lieba. 2009. Intimate Encounters

Annotation: Constable, Nicole. 1999. At Home but Not at Home

Constable, Nicole. 1999. At Home but Not at Home: Filipina Narratives of Ambivalent Returns. Cultural Anthropology 14(2):203-228. Constable argues that Filipino women's notions of Hong Kong and the Philippines as “home” are gendered in several ways. Borrowing from Said (1984), Constable illustrates that the lives and decisions of paid domestic workers are being complicated by … Continue reading Annotation: Constable, Nicole. 1999. At Home but Not at Home

Annotation: Cheng, Sealing. 2010. On the Move for Love

Cheng, Sealing. 2010. On the Move for Love: Migrant Entertainers and the U.S. Military in South Korea. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Cheng presents the global context that has brought about the gendered “ethnoscape” (Appadurai) in Dongducheon, situating the presence of foreign migrant entertainers as emerging from the political and military relations of the Korean … Continue reading Annotation: Cheng, Sealing. 2010. On the Move for Love