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A Bridge over Troubled Waters: Power, Exploitation, and Gender in International Online Matchmaking.

Abstract This study examines the representation of Asian online brides by studying the images and profiles that are advertised on To do so, I combined the history and growth of the Human Trafficking industry, the idea of the Asian “exotic OTHER,” the power and structured/constrained agency, and social construction of gender theories. In particular, I utilized a mixed methods approach for data collection. The content and visual analysis in this study provided the two sides of the analytic coin: the written and the visual. I am particularly interested in the narrative comments offered by the prospective brides, e.g., what they state to be their preferences in their dre... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Dai, Linh K (Author) / Cavender, Gray (Advisor) / Jurik, Nancy (Committee member) / Swadener, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Tibbs, Donald (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Asian / exploitation / online brides / profiles / visual images
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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