Soc 300 Four Futures book review assignment
Task: The task of this assignment is to write a short, critical review of the book Four Futures which we are reading in class. The assignment should be approximately 3-5 pages in length (typed, double spaced, 12 point font, with page numbers) and submitted through Blackboard
The purpose of the assignment is to review the book.
- First, a review gives the reader a concise summary of the content. This includes a relevant description of the topic as well as its overall perspective, argument, or purpose.
- Second, and more importantly, a review offers a critical assessment of the content. This involves your reactions to the work under review: what strikes you as noteworthy, whether or not it was effective or persuasive, and how it enhanced your understanding of the issues at hand.
You should focus, then, on the book’s topic of “Life after capitalism,” and discuss what may happen, according to the book’s analysis. But you should also be focused on Frase’s sociological thinking and analysis about this topic. Think about how the book is organized into four main sections – communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism, as this is important for the review.
You should also check, before handing in, your paper for problems with grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and overall organization. You should include at least 1 to 2 long quotes and a few shorter quotes.