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Read Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the "Real" America Book by Dante Chinni

Read Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the "Real" America Book by Dante Chinni

Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the "Real" America

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 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

Title : Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the "Real" America
Author :  Dante Chinni
Language : English
Isbn : 1592405738
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 322 pages

Rating: 4.5

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