Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo
Book by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, University of Southern California
Reviewed by Emily Mitchell-Eaton, Syracuse University
Emily Mitchell-Eaton, a Doctoral Candidate at Syracuse University, reviews Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas. The author argues that protectionist immigration policies intended to protect Filipinas from being trafficked into prostitution in Japan have actually exacerbated the vulnerability of female migrants with regard to labor abuses by criminalizing their movement and restricting the control they have over their own migration. The work is multidisciplinary and ethnographic.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12056.