Annotation: Choy, Catherine. 2003. Empire of Care

Choy, Catherine. 2003. Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History. Durham: Duke University Press. Critiquing previous studies of Filipino nurses migrating to the US, Choy writes that they tend to: 1) foreground the uniqueness of the US as a receiving nation of a diverse group of highly skilled migrants; 2) emphasize the … Continue reading Annotation: Choy, Catherine. 2003. Empire of Care

Annotation: Tolentino, Roland. 1996. Bodies, Letters, Catalogs

Tolentino, Roland. 1996. Bodies, Letters, Catalogs: Filipinas in Transnational Space. Social Text, 48 (Autumn): 49-76. Tolentino looks at the mail-order bride phenomenon within what he calls the “geopolitics of place and location.” While the author does not substantiate his arguments with ethnographic data, as, according to him, women do not easily reveal their past, he … Continue reading Annotation: Tolentino, Roland. 1996. Bodies, Letters, Catalogs

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: Aguilar, Filomeno V. 2009. Maalwang buhay

Aguilar, Filomeno V. (2009). Maalwang buhay: Family, Overseas Migration, and Cultures of Relatedness in Barangay Paraiso. Manila: Ateneo de Manila Press. Aguilar looks at the case of “Barangay Paraiso” (fictional name) in Batangas City, Philippines, to answer his main research question: “What does it mean for families with members who are overseas migrant workers to … Continue reading Annotation: Aguilar, Filomeno V. 2009. Maalwang buhay

Annotation: Parreñas, Rhacel S. 2001. Mothering from a Distance

Parreñas, Rhacel S. 2001. Mothering from a Distance: Emotions, Gender, and Intergenerational Relations in Filipino Transnational Families. Feminist Studies, 27(2):361-390. The migration of Filipino mothers leads to a paradox: the achievement of financial security, and the increase of emotional insecurity. The various structural inequalities of globalization force Filipino mothers to sacrifice their emotional needs and … Continue reading Annotation: Parreñas, Rhacel S. 2001. Mothering from a Distance

Annotation: Madinou, Mirca and Miller, Daniel. 2012. Migration and New Media

Madinou, Mirca and Miller, Daniel. 2012. Migration and New Media: Transnational Families and Polymedia. London: Routledge. “Polymedia” refers to the “various, constantly changing media and the need for each relationship to create a configuration of usage generally employing several different media” (124). Departing from the “global care chain” theory in migration studies, and looking at … Continue reading Annotation: Madinou, Mirca and Miller, Daniel. 2012. Migration and New Media