The course which I take is “Late Industrialization and Social Change”
Choose one of the readings and write a critical review. Try to think why you disagree in case you do not disagree, and in case you agree is what the author says enough? What can you add your own thoughts and ideas to those of the author? Is there enough evidence to support the arguments? Is there logical consistency in the arguments?
All in all, the professor is seeking how much thinking you put into critical review. Not summary of the readings.
6-8 pages, double spaced. I will upload a sample of critical review later.
*Reinhard Bendix, “Tradition and Modernity Reconsidered,” Ch. 8.
**Herbert Blumer, Industrialization as An Agent of Social Change：A Critical Analysis, Ch. 1 & 8.
*John Walton, “Theory and Research on Industrialization,” Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 13 (1987), pp. 89-108.
**Alexander Gerschenkron, Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective (New York: Prager, 1962), Ch. 1.
*George A. Theodorson, “Acceptance of Industrialization and Its Attendant Consequences for the Social Patterns of Non-Western Societies,” American Sociological Review, Vol. 18, No. 5 (Oct., 1953), pp. 477-484.
**Theda Skocpol, “Bringing the State Back In: Strategies of Analysis in Current Research.” In Peter Evans, Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Theda Skocpol (eds.), Bringing the State Back in (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985).
**Peter Evans, Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995), Ch. 3 &10.