MAIL-ORDER BRIDES. FACTORS THAT DRIVE WOMEN TO MATCHMAKING AGENCIES. Economic conditions in the Philippines resulting in the image of American males as knights in shining armor (Glodova and Onizuka 1994)
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FACTORS THAT DRIVE WOMEN TO MATCHMAKING AGENCIES • Economic conditions in the Philippines resulting in the image of American males as knights in shining armor (Glodova and Onizuka 1994) • Internalized colonization, manifested by a romanticized image of the American man (Ordonez 1997)
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