Television, Disordered Eating and Young Women in Fiji

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The country a Fiji is a unique situation for the investigation of the impact considering media on adolescents, especially women. This study reveals that negative attributes relating to the media is contrarily perceived as positive to  natives of Fiji. In specifics, after being exposed to media, researchers found the profound idea of reshaping the body to appear thinner due to the association of thin bodies and economic opportunity as well as success. Before being exposed, the Fijians had originally valued family, community and relationships more so than the body.  Now, Fiji has evolved into a Western like culture solely striving to achieve success. It is really disheartening to see  this indigenous country slowly shift  into becoming just like us.

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