Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

1. What is the authors subject? What is the aim and scope of the book?

2. What approach does the author take to the subject? What is the central thesis? What are the author’s biases? What are the authors assumptions? What methodology is used? What is the author’s style?

3. Provide a detailed assessment of the book. What was it about and how was this content presented to the reader?

4. How is the book structured? Is its development orderly and logical? Is it clear?

5. Is the author’s prose readable? Exceptionally good?

6. Evaluate the book’s strengths and weaknesses.

7. What is missing (potentially) from the book? What other content would have been helpful to increase the scope of the book, your understanding, etc.?

8. What, if any, other features are included in the book? Are they effective and useful?

9. How appropriate is the book’s title? Does it promise essentially what the book delivers?

10. What is your personal response to the book? Is it satisfying to read? Is it enjoyable? Convincing? Why? If it isn’t, why not?

11. Did you like the book? Would you recommend it to others?

12. What implications does the book’s content/message have on the institution of global sport? Interrogate the relationship between global sport and the text. What are the important ties?

13. How does the content presented in this book relate to the many ideas, issues, concepts, and theories we have discussed in class this semester? More specifically, what did you take from class (conceptually or
specific topics) that helped you to understand the book’s content better or vice versa. Again interrogate the relationship between the course and the book. This component is MORE THAN SIMPLY: “we
discussed sport mega events in class. Zirin speaks about the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.” — Offer a comprehensive explanation of HOW, specifically, the course has helped you form a more
nuanced understanding of this topic, and HOW the book, specifically, has added to your perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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