Our patchwork nation: the surprising truth about the "Real" America

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New York : Gotham Books, [2010].
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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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xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781592405732 (hardcover), 1592405738 (hardcover)


Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Chinni, D., & Gimpel, J. (2010). Our patchwork nation: the surprising truth about the "Real" America. New York: Gotham Books.

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Chinni, Dante and James. Gimpel. 2010. Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America. New York: Gotham Books.

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Chinni, Dante and James. Gimpel, Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America. New York: Gotham Books, 2010.

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Chinni, Dante., and James Gimpel. Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America. New York: Gotham Books, 2010. Print.

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