Book Talk Series

Two Filipino American Authors and Scholars
will talk and discuss

Filipinas, Feminism and Sex

Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu, author and filmmaker
Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, author and sociologist

Saturday, August 4, 2012
2:00pm –4:30pm
Echo Park Branch Library
1410 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-7808 for map/driving/transit http://www.lapl.org/branches/Branch.php?bID=8

Free library parking
Book Talk is Free and Open to the public. Seats are limited and RSVP is requested.
No Host Dinner to follow. RSVP required.
Tel (310) 514 – 9139 or email: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

 Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She is known for her work on women’s labor and migration in economic globalization . Her latest and groundbreaking book, Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo (2012, Stanford University Press) won the 2012 Distinguished Book Award, Labor and Labor Movements Section from the American Sociological Association. The book describes the experience of “indentured mobility” among migrant Filipina hostesses and bridges current discussions on human trafficking and “gender and migration”. Her other books are Servants of Globalization: Women. Migration and Domestic Work (2001, Stanford University Press); Children of Global Migration, Transnational Families and Gendered Woes (2003, Stanford University Press); The Force of Domesticity: Filipina Migrants and Globalization (2008, New York University Press). For more information on Dr. Parreñas, visit: http://dornsife.usc.edu/soci/rhacel-salazar-parreas/


Filmmaker and film scholar Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Professor of Film and Performance Studies in the Asian American, Comparative Literature, Feminist and Film and Media Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her two books are The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene (2007, Duke University Press) which won the Cultural Studies Book Prize from the Association of Asian American Studies andStraitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies (2012, Stanford University Press). Her films include Mahal Means Love and Expensive (1993); Super Flip (1997); The Fact of Asian Women (2004) and Birthright (2009)–all available from ProgressiveFilms.com. Her Uprooting Plants Her (1995) is available from Third World Newsreel TWN.org. For more information on Dr. Shimizu and her work, visit: http://www.asamst.ucsb.edu/people/academic/celine-parreñ-shimizu

 If you will be unable to attend but would like to get copies of their books, orders for autographed copies will be accepted until August 3. Just email: orders@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

The event is part of the ongoing community outreach program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop and is co-sponsored by Echo Park Library Friends headed by Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, President.

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