This assignment is not like a book report you may have completed in high school; you should avoid summarizing or re-stating the themes of the book. Instead, use your book review to address the following three questions:
What does the text suggest about the gender politics of white nationalism?
Based on the authors’ or editors’ approach to the issues or any explicitly stated philosophy, what is the text’s underlying political and social agenda? The answer to this question should not be: “the book’s subject is…”, but rather, an identification of what the authors’ or editors’ want. What changes in policy, practice, or social structures do they want to bring about? What are they trying to persuade their readers of?
- How does the text relate to the course reserve readings, lectures or other materials? Be very explicit— citing other readings, concepts from lectures, films, or speakers specifically. What does the text add to your understanding of the issues we are addressing in this course? Just mentioning other materials is not adequate. You should explain how they relate to the book or vice versa.
- For written assignments, please use double-spacing, 12-point font, and insert page numbers. When citing materials, you may use any academic citation style APA.
- CHOOSE ONE Book from the list Text Options:
? Strong Men: Mussolini to the Present, by Ruth Ben-Ghiat
? Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism, by Seyward Darby
? Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement, by Kathleen M. Blee
? Race, Gender & Class in the Tea Party: What the Movement Reflects About Mainstream Ideologies, by Meghan A. Burke
? Gender & Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
? Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States, by Andrew L. Whitehead & Samuel L. Perry
? The Divine Institution: White Evangelicalism’s Politics of the Family, by Sophie Bjork-James
? Pastels & Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon, by Mia Bloom & Sophia Moskalenko