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Low-Fat Love unfolds over three seasons as Prilly Greene and Janice Goldwyn, adversarial editors at a New York press, experience personal change relating to the men (and absence of women) in their lives. 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 settled for low-fat love. Along with Prilly and Janice, a cast of offbeat characters' stories are interwoven throughout the book. Low-Fat Love is underscored ...
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Overview

Low-Fat Love unfolds over three seasons as Prilly Greene and Janice Goldwyn, adversarial editors at a New York press, experience personal change relating to the men (and absence of women) in their lives. 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 settled for low-fat love. Along with Prilly and Janice, a cast of offbeat characters' stories are interwoven throughout the book. Low-Fat Love is underscored with a commentary about female identity-building and self-acceptance and how, too often, women become trapped in limited visions of themselves. Women's media is used as a signpost throughout the book in order to make visible the context in which women come to think of themselves as well as the men and women in their lives. In this respect Low-Fat Love offers a critical commentary about popular culture and the social construction of femininity. Grounded in a decade of interview research with young women and written in a fun, chick-lit voice, the novel can be read for pleasure or used as supplemental reading in a variety of social science or women's/gender studies courses as well as courses in popular culture, qualitative research or arts-based research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789460916465
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/22/2011
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 838,312
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    This is not only a fun read, but is an excellent classroom text

    This is not only a fun read, but is an excellent classroom text across the disciplines that deal with gender; women’s studies; feminism, intimacy and human sexuality; the psychology of relationships, self-esteem or identity; the sociology of emotions; art education; popular culture/mass media; or writing/creative writing. It's a superb springboard for classroom discussions. Here is some additional info from the publisher's website:

    “Based on my students' responses and my own enjoyment of the novel, I highly recommend it!” -- Professor Barbara Gurr, Women' Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut

    “More than anything LFL proved the astonishing talent that Leavy is as both a writer and social commentator.”-- Professor Melissa Anyiwo, Politics and History, Curry College

    “My students LOVE the book. One keeps saying, “I feel as if I am inside of this story … so colorful … so contemporary!!!””-- Professor Jeasik Cho, University of Wyoming (used Low-Fat Love in qualitative research methods and had students perform content analysis on the media/objects and conversation analysis on the dialogue)

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