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Title:Asian American Female Students: The Impact of Involvement in Asian-Interest University Organizations on Beauty Norms and Fetishization
Author(s):Anonymous
Subject(s):Asian American Women
Beauty
Sexualize
Fetish
Abstract:This project investigates the impact of involvement in Asian-interest University organizations on Asian American women and their perceptions on beauty norms and sexual fetishes. To obtain data, personal structured interviews and participant observations with Asian American female students were conducted. The findings showed that both Asian American females who were involved versus uninvolved in Asian-interest organizations shared similar beauty ideals and norms and had experiences of feeling sexualized and fetishized. Those involved in organizations had tendencies to dress with sex appeal in groups more often, whereas those uninvolved dressed with sex appeal occasionally when going to parties or special events.
Issue Date:2011-08
Series/Report:AAS346 Section A (Asian American Youth)
Professor Soo Ah Kwon
Asian American youth make up one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. In this course we explored the ways that second-generation Asian American youth are actively shaping the U.S. landscape in terms of identity formation, youth culture, education, and activism. These experiences are examined within larger historical, economic, racial, social and political forces in the United States.
Genre:Essay
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25932
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-15


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