SOCIOLOGY HW5: Book Review Assignment (Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins)
Each student will select a book considered to be one of the ‘great works’ in sociology, in the first week, to read and critique. There is a list from which to choose a book to review and critique, but students can select books outside the list in consultation with the instructor. Students will be required to write a book review and report on the review in a related Discussion Board Assignment.
This critique should be written in the style of reviews in Contemporary Sociology
A critical book review briefly describes the content of a book and, more importantly, provides an in-depth analysis and evaluation of its ideas and purpose. The descriptive element of a review should give the reader an understanding of the author’s arguments, while the evaluative element should detail your assessment of the book’s ideas.
Your review should include:
- the author’s purpose/thesis in writing the book
- the author’s key arguments and evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses
- brief summary of the methodology used, level of analysis and sample
- comments on how the book relates to other work on the same subject
- comments on how the book makes a significant contribution to the study of sociology; and the sub-field of focus (if relevant)
- information about the author’s reputation or authority in the field
- comments on future research that may be implied by (or build on) the author’s work
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