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dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Eileen Canavanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T16:06:15Z
dc.date.available2015-08-04T16:06:15Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.submitted2013en_US
dc.identifier.otheren_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/12233
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines perceptions of normative beauty ideals among Vietnamese-American women and the impact of these ideals on beauty seeking behaviors. I explore women’s lived experience of beauty via practices pursued and products consumed, and frame beauty work as a disciplinary practice, as well as an investment in embodied species of capital. I query how ideals of appearance relate to being Vietnamese within American culture and the critical role of appearance in affirming identity. The methods used were in-depth interviews (n=5), an open-ended response Internet survey (n=19), and a content analysis of a transnational Pond's advertisement to which both Internet participants and in-depth interview participants contributed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.titleFrom washing to whitening: the cosmetic practices and beauty politics of Vietnamese-American women in Bostonen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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