Making Love for a Visa

Rhacel Salazar ParreƱas, Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at University of Southern California

RSVP Required by 5PM on NOV 7

The talk , based on a recent paper, will describe and examine the social understanding of selling sex for a visa among migrant Filipina hostesses in Tokyo. The paper examines the different constitutions of love in Japan and the Philippines to understand the making of love in the marriages of Filipina hostesses and their Japanese customers. The paper will attempt to argue why the act of selling sex for a visa does not necessarily reduce marriage to prostitution while at the same time questioning the assumption that marriage is ever free of rational motivation.

Friday, November 09, 2012 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Shorenstein APARC