Book Review of “Consequences of Modernity” by Anthony Giddens
1. The review clearly places the book within its intellectual/ historical/ political context. Good reviews will demonstrate student knowledge and understanding of the book’s entry into identified debates within social theory and impacts. Reviews may highlight seminal influences upon the author and influence on debates within current social theory.
2. The review demonstrates appropriate levels of knowledge and understanding of the book’s core ideas/theories/concepts and argument. It is recommended that you present a concise synopsis.
3. A good review will evaluate the book’s theories/concepts/methodology. You will need to assess the key argument(s) and highlight relevancy and/or impact. You should demonstrate a willingness to engage with theoretical/conceptual complexity (and ambiguity if appropriate). The review should draw on relevant literature to demonstrate a sustained argument in favour/against the stated position of the book, reaching your own conclusions.
4. The review is presented with a logical structure and written clearly and concisely.