Our patchwork nation : the surprising truth about the "real" America / Dante Chinni and James Gimpel.
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- ISBN: 9781101541685 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1101541687 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9781101544563 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1101544562 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 318 pages) : illustrations
- Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2011.
- Copyright: ©2010
"The 12 community types that make up our nation"--Front cover.
Previously published as a Gotham Books hardcover ed.
"First trade paperback printing, October 2011"--t.p. verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -312) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
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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