Book Review of Yuchi Ceremonial Life: Performance, Meaning, and Tradition in a Contemporary American Indian Community by Jason Baird Jackson
The review must be written in narrative form, without subheadings, or numbered sections.
In one paragraph, give a brief statement about the author including place and date of birth, educational background, place of employment, professional experience, and selected other works. Cite the source of this information in a footnote using the proper format.
In one paragraph identify the topic, scope, and thesis of the book.
In one paragraph, identify any possible or potential bias on the part of the author. Do not simply claim that the author is objective or unbiased. If you do not see the author as biased, discuss how another rational person might detect bias.
In one paragraph, describe sources used by the author in preparing the book, including three specific sources of information, where and how the author used it, and noting whether the source is a primary or a secondary source. In another paragraph, discuss the quality and quantity of the author’s sources and specifically address, with pertinent examples, whether the author’s sources are generally sufficient and proper to enable the author to prove his or her point. a. Primary sources are first-hand accounts. They include most diaries, letters, manuscript collections, newspapers, government documents, oral interviews and archaeological evidence b. Secondary Sources are produced by persons not participating in the actual events described. They include most magazine articles, journal articles, and books.
Write a 500-750 word summary of the book. Any page references to the actual work under review should be cited in parentheses in the body of your review. (A page is typically 250 words.)
In two paragraphs, evaluate the quality of the book. In one of these paragraphs, cite, footnote discuss and analyze two reviews of the book from scholarly journals. In the next paragraph, explain, using specific examples from the book, why you did or did not like the book. Photocopy these journal reviews and turn them in with your own review of the book.