Join us and celebrate the launching of two Filipino-Authored books, TOMORROW!
The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in a Digital Age looks at the sacrifices, emotional and material consequences, and recasting of roles that emerge from family separation. Francisco-Menchavez pays particular attention to how technologies like Facebook, Skype, and recorded video open up transformative ways of bridging distances while still supporting traditional family dynamics.
Based on ethnographic research in Manila and Bacolod, A Nation on the Line chronicles the contradictory effects of transnational call center work on Filipino identity, family, consumer culture, and sexual politics. A Nation on the Line offers insights on postindustrial work cultures, the ideological predicaments of postcolonial countries, and the way the America is constructed–and challenged–in the often unseen spaces of transnational U.S. capital.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Light refreshments will be served
Books will be on sale
For further information, contact Valerie Francisco-Menchavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraising from Labor of Care book sales will go to MIGRANTE USA launching in September 2018.