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Surfing the Skin: Images of Brides as the Sexualized Other in Cross-Border Marriages

Title
Surfing the Skin: Images of Brides as the Sexualized Other in Cross-Border Marriages
Authors
Lee, Suan
Ewha Authors
이수안
SCOPUS Author ID
이수안scopus
Issue Date
2010
Journal Title
ASIAN JOURNAL OF WOMENS STUDIES
ISSN
1225-9276JCR Link
Citation
vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 35 - 61
Keywords
Skin-surfingsexualized otherimagecross-border marriagemigrant
Publisher
EWHA WOMANS UNIV PRESS
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS; KCI WOS
Abstract
This study is focused on gendered otherness in cross-border marriage and an examination of images of foreign brides in the context of cultural hybridity. It starts with the premise that skin is the place where cultural and racial identity is determined and mediates the formation of the gender identity of women. It examines and interprets images, faces and videos of bride candidates introduced by marriage agencies on their homepages, the text that introduces characteristics of the women and the marriage after-notes posted by men. Through the process of cross-border marriage, i.e., choosing a marriage partner and getting married, racial and cultural filters are noted as significant in the men's gaze of the images of desirable bridal candidates. This, in turn, revealed that women are objectified as cultural and sexualized others in the process.
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