Our Patchwork Nation

Our Patchwork Nation

The Surprising Truth About the "real" America

eBook - 2011
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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 look at how America's diversities often defy conventional wisdom. --From publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2011, c2010.
ISBN: 9781101544563
1101544562
9781101541685
1101541687
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 318 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Gimpel, James
Contents: Acknowledgments
Foreword by Ray Suarez
Introduction to the paperback edition
Introduction
Boom towns : Eagle, Colorado
Campus and careers : Ann Arbor, Michigan
Emptying nests : Clermont, Florida
Evangelical epicenters : Nixa, Missouri
Immigration nation : El Mirage, Arizona
Industrial metropolis : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Military bastions : Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Minority central : Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Monied burbs : Los Alamos, New Mexico
Mormon outposts : Burley, Idaho
Service worker centers : Lincoln City, Oregon
Tractor country : Sioux Center, Iowa
The economy
Politics
Culture.
Summary: 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 look at how America's diversities often defy conventional wisdom. --From publisher's description.

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ClaireM_W
Jul 21, 2012

Nothing 'surprising', but it's good to see what we already know all organized and with cool graphs.

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