Last night I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek about how women use music, and feminist music in particular, as a part of thier identity-building processes and as a way to heal from violence, dissatisfying relationships and other pain. We talked at length about Adrienne’s research with Tori Amos fans and larger issues about women and popular culture. You can listen to our interview here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WBJJlp990 I also highly recommend you check-out Adrienne’s website www.popculturefeminism.com in which Adrienne posts and comments on happenings in pop culture. For those interested in gender and pop culture it is a must-read website.
Praise for Patricia Leavy’s Work“Her work has forever changed the research landscape, inspiring countless careers."- National Women’s Hall of Fame“One of the most visible proponents worldwide of arts-based research"- The Creativity Post“The High-Priestess of Pop Feminism"- Examiner.com“Blue is a joyful, inspiring and painfully beautiful novel written by gifted scholar and writer, Patricia Leavy."- Dr. Norman Denzin“Low-Fat Love is Sense's #1 Selling Book in 2012 and 2013"- Sense Publishers"American Circumstance kept me up! I couldn't put it down. I wanted to see how the characters' lives untangled. I loved how Leavy challenged my cultural assumptions. This book would be great to teach. Students will have a lot to talk about as they discover a 'sociology of everyday life' embedded in the fiction."- Dr. Laurel Richardson"Dr. Leavy has a well-established, international reputation as a scholar and leader in qualitative research methodology, but what makes her work singular is that she is also a public intellectual whose scholarship is taken up by wide-ranging communities."- Dr. Carl Leggo, Professor and Poet“More than anything Low-Fat Love proved the astonishing talent that Leavy is as both a writer and social commentator.”- Dr. Melissa Anyiwo