Rhacel Parreñas- Sociology, University of Southern California
Rhacel Parreñas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California, specializing in such topics as gender, intimacy, feminist theory, Philippines and Southeast Asian Studies, and Asian American Studies. Professor Parreñas is well-known for her work on women’s labor and migration in economic globalization: her research has been featured in such renowned news media outlets as the Wall Street Journal and American Prospect. Her most recent book was the co-edited volume Intimate Labors: Cultures, Technologies and the Politics of Care (2011). Professor Parreñas’ talk will examine the constitution of love and romance in the Filipino migrant community of Japan. She will address the intersections of love and money in these Filipino migrants’ romances with customers, the impossibility of disaggregating the motives of love and money in their romances, and the disruption of the gender order in their marriages with Japanese nationals.
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