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Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the Real America

Dante Chinni, James Gimpel

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ISBN 10: 1400148707 / ISBN 13: 9781400148707
Edité par Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2010
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Language: English . Brand New. In a climate of culture wars and tremendous economic uncertainty, America is often reduced 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. These communities include: -Boom Towns -Evangelical Epicenters -Military Bastions -Service Worker Centers -Campus and Careers -Immigration Nation -Minority Central -Tractor Community -Mormon Outposts -Emptying Nests -Industrial Metropolises -Monied Burbs By examining these populations, the authors demonstrate that 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400148707

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Titre : Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth ...

Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre :New

Edition : Library ed.

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In a climate of culture wars and tremendous economic uncertainty, America is often reduced 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. These communities include: -Boom Towns -Evangelical Epicenters -Military Bastions -Service Worker Centers -Campus and Careers -Immigration Nation -Minority Central -Tractor Community -Mormon Outposts -Emptying Nests -Industrial Metropolises -Monied Burbs By examining these populations, the authors demonstrate that 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.

About the Author:

Dante Chinni, correspondent for the Patchwork Nation project, has been a journalist for over two decades, serving stints at Newsweek and the Christian Science Monitor.

James Gimpel is a professor of government at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the editor of American Politics Research, a scholarly journal specializing in the empirical study of American political behavior and institutions.

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot's career spans four decades, and his voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, and documentaries. He has been nominated for an Audie Award and has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and starred reviews.

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