This is the direction for book review:
Students will be assigned to read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures Your task in completing the book review will not be to just critique the book or the characters in the book, but to apply appropriate sociological concepts from the course in providing your review. In other words, you will be reading as a sociologist who is trying to find support for or against some of the theories and concepts covered in the course. “Excellent” reviews comprehended the main themes of the book, were able to use proper sociological terminology and concepts in addressing the themes, and use academically acceptable prose and cited sources where appropriate. “Good” reviews will have the same qualities as “Excellent” reviews, but they may be lacking in one area. “Acceptable” reviews will be lacking in more than one area, but must be coherent and applicable to the requirements of the assignment. In other words, they will show at least a reasonable attempt to complete the assignment in a proper fashion. “Poor” answers will display complete incomprehension of the themes of the book and sociological concepts. Incoherent and poorly written review in which I am not able to understand what you have written throughout the review will also be considered “poor” in quality. Book reviews should be at least three pages long and should be no longer than five. (( Citations are a must for all papers. Failing to cite constitutes plagiarism ))
The books for this paper are: 1- McIntyre, Lisa. 2010. The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology. 6th edition Boston: McGraw Hill. Fadiman, Anne. 2012. 2- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.