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Hi...I'm a student at BU and I'm doing a paper on Asian American/Asian women and how they feel about themselves and their body image as a result of living in a society whose media remains mainly white-dominated for my Women Studies class. I'm having a bit of trouble finding material for my research and I'd really appreciate it if you could help me out.

Thanks so much! Lilei

Thanks for your note. In Ophira Edut's anthology, Body Outlaws: Young Women Write About Body Image and Identity--there are a few essays specifically dealing with what it's like to be a non-white woman surrounded by ideals of beauty/perfection based on a white norm. I suggest you start here for your research. Also, there is a book called Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire--this anthology, too, might have some essays specific to body image. You can try our Bookstore for these books. I hope that helps--good luck.

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