De La Salle University Publishing House (DLSUPH)
THINKING BEYOND THE STATE
Edited by Johanna O. Zulueta
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De La Salle University (DLSU) Publishing House, 2018
Human mobility has been a widely examined phenomenon in the social sciences, and in this increasingly globalized world, migration continues to be of significant concern. The chapters comprising this volume on Thinking Beyond the State address the need to think beyond prevailing state discourses in problematizing human movements between Japan and the Philippines, by focusing on the presence of other actors involved in these processes. This collection investigates a range of issues that are part and parcel of the migration experience: citizenship and nationality, migrant incorporation and integration, human security, migrant welfare, philanthropy, identity, and multiculturalism. This book aims to inform the larger public of the realities that are embedded in this particular phenomenon, as well as engage academics who are themselves involved in studies of migration. This will also be a valuable resource to those who are interested in the East Asian region, most particularly in Japan and the Philippines.
“An important study that will be a major contribution to the field of Filipino migration studies. . . . The research findings have implications for future policy-making and underscore the need for transnational approaches to migration that, as the book’s title suggests, ‘think beyond the state’.”
Mina Roces, School of Humanities and Languages, The University of New South Wales
Johanna O. Zulueta is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Soka University in Tokyo. Her main interest is on East Asian migrations, examining issues concerning ethnicity, citizenship, race, transnationalism, multiculturalism, gender, and death. She has published on Japan– Philippines migrations, primarily on military basing and migration in Okinawa. She is editor (with Lydia Yu Jose) of Japan: Migration and a Multicultural Society (2014). She is currently doing research on aging Southeast Asian migrants in Japan, as well as the Okinawan diaspora and Okinawan prefectural associations in Southeast Asia.