Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America [NOOK Book]

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A provocative counterargument to the blue/red divide that illuminates our country's multidimensional political spectrum.

In a climate of culture wars and economic uncertainty, the media have often reduced America to a simplistic schism between red and blue states. In response to that oversimplification, journalist Dante Chinni teamed up with political geographer James ...
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Overview

A provocative counterargument to the blue/red divide that illuminates our country's multidimensional political spectrum.

In a climate of culture wars and economic uncertainty, the media have often reduced America to a simplistic schism between red and blue states. In response to that oversimplification, journalist Dante Chinni teamed up with political geographer James Gimpel, using on-the-ground reporting and statistical analysis to get past generalizations and probe American communities in depth.

Looking at the data, they recognized that the country breaks into twelve distinct types of communities, whose differences and specific concerns shed light on the subtle distinctions in how Americans vote, shop, and otherwise behave. Showcasing personal interviews, combined with facts and statistics, Our Patchwork Nation offers a brilliant new way to examine the issues that matter most to our communities, and to our nation.


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-The Miami Herald
"Brings a fascinating insight into what makes Americans different these days."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101544563
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 652,495
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Dante Chinni is the correspondent for the Patchwork nation project, a collaboration among The Christian Science Monitor, PBS News Hour, and PBS member stations. He lives in Washington, D.C.
James Gimpel, Ph.D., is a professor of government at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Scary!

    If your politics are to the left of center and you consider yourself to have a social conscience, I think you'll find these statistics close to terrifying. I finished this book with a new appreciation for the community where I've lived for almost 40 years -- one that is more inclusive and tolerant than most of the types discussed in this book.

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

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    A worthy read...

    I bought this book yesterday afternoon and I am on page 98. Not an absolute page turner that keeps you up into the early morning hours, but nevertheless an interesting look at these United States.

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