Ow book relates to African American in urban environments
The book review must contain a minimum of 8 pages or a maximum of 10 pages. Students must select a book from the book review list delineated under the supplemental reading list. The book reviews should
summarize the contents of from the book and discuss from your perspective how the material presented in the book relates to African-Americans in urban environments.
Students should adhere to the following guidelines for the book reviews; however, your papers should not read like items on a checklist, but instead should be incorporated into a fluid narrative discussing. The minimal requirements for the book report include:
(1) Discuss the primary social issue(s) addressed in the book;
(2) Identify the research question or hypothesis the author presented;
(3) Indicate the authoras thesis or primary argument;
(4) Identify the segment of the population primarily affected by this issue;
(5) Indicate the setting or social context within which the issue occurs;
(6) Discuss the current status of public policy relative to the issue presented in the book;
(7) Discuss the type of analysis, if applicable, conducted in the study [i.e., quantitative (statistical) or qualitative (interviews)];
(8) What type of data the author used to support his position;
(9) Discuss notable quotes and/or tables presented in the book, if applicable;
(10) The authoras conclusions, recommendations, and the policy implications;
(11) Your critical analysis of the authoras work;
(12) Supporting evidence for your position.
Students are required to cite citations used in the book review on a reference page at the end of the review. If you only cite from the book and do not use outside sources, you MUST cite the page number you cited from.
SELECT ANY ONE BOOK FROM THE FOLLOWING:
(1) L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present, by Josh Sides. University of California Press, 2004.
(2) Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, by Angelo Ancheta. Rutgers University Press, 2006.
(3) The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks & the Crisis in African American Culture, by Bakari Kitwana. Basic Civitas Books, 2002.
(4) Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America, by Bakari Kitwana. Basic Civitas Books, 2006.
(5) New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. New Press, 2010.