Our patchwork nation: [the surprising truth about the "real" America]

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A revolutionary new way to understand America's complex cultural and political landscape, with proof that local communities have a major impact on the nation's behavior-in the voting booth and beyond. In a climate of culture wars and tremendous economic uncertainty, the media have often reduced America to a simplistic schism between red states and blue states. In response to that oversimplification, journalist Dante Chinni teamed up with political geographer James Gimpel to launch the Patchwork Nation project, using on-the-ground reporting and statistical analysis to get past generalizations and probe American communities in depth. The result is Our Patchwork Nation, a refreshing, sometimes startling, look at how America's diversities often defy conventional wisdom. Looking at the data, they recognized that the country breaks into twelve distinct types of communities, and old categories like "soccer mom" and "working class" don't matter as much as we think. Instead, by examining Boom Towns, Evangelical Epicenters, Military Bastions, Service Worker Centers, Campus and Careers, Immigration Nation, Minority Central, Tractor Community, Mormon Outposts, Emptying Nests, Industrial Metropolises, and Monied Burbs, the authors demonstrate the subtle distinctions in how Americans vote, invest, shop, and otherwise behave, reflect what they experience on their local streets and in their daily lives. Our Patchwork Nation is a brilliant new way to debate and examine the issues that matter most to our communities, and to our nation.
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In a climate of culture wars and tremendous economic uncertainty, the media have often reduced America to a simplistic schism between red states and blue states. In response to that oversimplification, journalist Dante Chinni teamed up with political geographer James Gimpel to launch the Patchwork Nation project, using on-the-ground reporting and statistical analysis to get past generalizations and probe American communities in depth. The result is Our Patchwork Nation, a refreshing, sometimes startling, look at how America's diversities often defy conventional wisdom.
Looking at the data, they recognized that the country breaks into twelve distinct types of communities, and old categories like "soccer mom" and "working class" don't matter as much as we think. Instead, by examining Boom Towns, Evangelical Epicenters, Military Bastions, Service Worker Centers, Campus and Careers, Immigration Nation, Minority Central, Tractor Community, Mormon Outposts, Emptying Nests, Industrial Metropolises, and Monied Burbs, the authors demonstrate the subtle distinctions in how Americans vote, invest, shop, and otherwise behave, reflect what they experience on their local streets and in their daily lives. Our Patchwork Nation is a brilliant new way to debate and examine the issues that matter most to our communities, and to our nation.
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subject_facet Communities -- United States, Political culture -- United States, United States -- Population -- Statistics, Voting -- United States
table_of_contents Boom towns -- Campus and careers -- Emptying nests -- Evangelical epicenters -- Immigration nation -- Industrial metropolis -- Military bastions -- Minority central -- Monied burbs -- Mormon outposts -- Service worker centers -- Tractor country economy -- Politics -- Culture.
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title Our patchwork nation : [the surprising truth about the "real" America]
title_alt 12 community types that make up our nation., Twelve distinct types of communities that make up America (and what they can teach us)
title_display Our patchwork nation : the surprising truth about the "Real" America
title_full Our Patchwork Nation The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America, Our patchwork nation : [the surprising truth about the "real" America] / Dante Chinni and James Gimpel, Our patchwork nation : the surprising truth about the "Real" America / Dante Chinni and James Gimpel
title_short Our patchwork nation :
title_sort our patchwork nation the surprising truth about the "real" america
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