Critical Book review
For this assignment you are required to write a 2200-2,500-word review essay on Megacity Malaise: Neoliberalism, Public Services and Labor in Toronto (Carlo Fanelli, 2016)** I uploaded the PDF of this book in the account. The assignment has two parts:
- The first part is composed of a 1500-word, in-depth review of the book. Here in particular you should provide:
1)a concise summary of Fanelli’smain argument(s),
2)the theories he uses to defend his analysis
3)a concise summary of the book which should include a summary of all chapters, and
4)inwhat ways has Megacity Malaise changed (or not) your understanding of public services in Toronto?
- The second part is composed of a 1000-word, in-depth focus discussion. Here you need to choose one (or two) chapter(s) and provide an in-depth analysis of the chapter by addressing questions provided below through discussion and examples.
- Whether and how does Fanelli bring the territorializedand racialized dimensions of urbanization into his analysis of labor politics and public services in Toronto?
- In what ways do your own everyday life experiences of living and using public services in the Toronto region relate (or not) to Fanelli’s analysis?
Format:2200-2500 words, 12’ Times new romans, proper citations and APA style
Below are some suggestions for writing your book review
- In writing this assignment think of it as an essay. Like any other essay your book review should consists of 3 main sections: an introduction, a body and a It’s always useful to have a title for your essay that (directly or indirectly) communicates your main argument. Thinking of and having a title would help you and the reader (me!) to focus better.
- The purpose of the intro is to tell your readers what’s your essay is about (in our case your review of Megacity Malaise). You then need to give a roadmap of how you’d do this review (i.e. concise summary of the book, focusing on chapter x)
- Breakdown the body of your essay into sub-sections and give each section a title (i.e. summary of the book, your chosen chapter, etc.). This would help your writing process.
- The summary section should be in your own words. Please keep in mind that any simple rephrasing of the book’s introduction/chapters or other published reviews of the book will be considered plagiarism and you will NOT gain any marks.
- Conclusion: you simply sum up your argument in your conclusion – without adding any new analysis/info. Here you can also mention whether as an undergrad student you’ve found the book accessible and useful or not (max. a paragraph).
- Make sure to include page numbers, proper citations and referencing in APA style, and check for your grammar and spelling.