Rather than assigning a traditional textbook or a reader, I had the class read a work of fiction based on social science research along with a few topical nonfiction works. I was nervous to see if my students, who are used to big lecture halls and multiple choice tests, would feel comfortable discussing the novel and would come away from the class with a better understanding of the social scientific themes embedded throughout the text. But my fears quickly went away. In fact, the discussions the work of fiction inspired were some of the best of the semester. My sociology of gender class read Low Fat Love , a social science fiction novel by Dr.
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Low-Fat Love Posted on September 9, by abrstudio. Low-Fat Love speaks to the work we have to do to be kind to ourselves and get out of our own ways, but it does so without being preachy or scolding. Return to Book Page. The novel triggered all sorts of reflections on their worlds and their expectations from life. Because the book is used in college classes it felt particularly important to put a stronger version out. Jun 28, Joelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Indeed, I admit, that if I had seen this novel on Amazon I would have rolled my eyes and kept on surfing to the vampire literature section.
Jonathan rated it really lfavy it Feb 26, I think scholars are charged with helping us to understand human experiences and the contexts in which we live our lives. I wanted to show how that context can impact some people. Both Prilly and Janice struggle with their jobs, their relationships, and their senses of self. She falls for Pete Rice, a non-committal artist who exacerbates her insecurities. Ultimately, each woman is pushed to confront her own image of herself, exploring her insecurities, the stagnation in her life and her reasons for having settl Best Seller!
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Faking it never works. Thanks for telling us about the problem. LFL is a clever, levy, heartwarming, frustrating look at contemporary culture at the turn of the century that perfectly opens the eyes of emerging adults to the impact of popular culture on their worldviews.
These two pove, Prilly and Janice, represent two different models of femininity, both of which were relatable to my students.
Refresh and try again. I simply had to write it for myself. In this respect Low-Fat Love offers a critical commentary about popular culture and the social construction of femininity. I will llow although I badly wanted to put out a new version of the novel, it was quite daunting to take on revising a novel that many people have already read.
Low-Fat Love Sherry Newman lmt rated it really liked it Feb 24, As a person and as a writer I feel like I am in a very different place than when I wrote the first edition so I am deeply grateful that I had this opportunity to go back and give it another go. Ostensibly about the broken love lives of Prilly and Janice, two thoroughly modern women, this is really the story of us all.
She puts up a hard outside shell to prove to the leaby that she is strong and can handle the cut-throat world of work. Morgan Schulman rated it it was ok Mar 23, Mary rated it liked it Dec lewvy, While sometimes they were unconfident in their abilities to understand the other nonfiction, traditional sociological books, they knew they understood the material from Low Fat Love and they wanted to talk about it. Our ideas about beauty, appearance, romance, love, and so forth, those ideas are shaped in a context not just in our own heads.
Aya rated it really liked it Sep 05, I hope that readers are prompted to reflect on their own lives. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Her beliefs about beauty are so perfectly formed and so easily transferable to the minds of an audience completely unused to reflection that aptricia took almost fst scaffolding to get the students to see what I saw.
There was no plan to publish the book or any thought about how people might receive it. I think my experiences probably pushed me in the direction of interviewing others and maybe even making myself open to students sharing their experiences, which for many years was a regular part of my life as an academic.
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Posted by admin on June 22, by Uzoamaka Anyiwo, History Professor, Curry College Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy is so much more than its feminine packaging to become the perfect representation of contemporary literature at its most valuable transcending genre and amazingly though intentionally drawing in a typically disengaged mixed college audience. As a history professor who regularly uses literature to evoke the past yet struggles to get her students to read anything at all, I was excited at the potential to use a novel that suggests it was written specifically for a college audience. Indeed, I admit, that if I had seen this novel on Amazon I would have rolled my eyes and kept on surfing to the vampire literature section. Indeed many of my male students expressed similar disparaging dismissive statements on first seeing the text listed on their syllabi. But like me, once they started reading, they were hooked. Ostensibly about the broken love lives of Prilly and Janice, two thoroughly modern women, this is really the story of us all.
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Low-Fat Love Posted on September 9, by abrstudio. Low-Fat Love speaks to the work we have to do to be kind to ourselves and get out of our own ways, but it does so without being preachy or scolding. Return to Book Page. The novel triggered all sorts of reflections on their worlds and their expectations from life. Because the book is used in college classes it felt particularly important to put a stronger version out.
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