Go Advanced Search
 

  Get this audio book:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Dante Chinni
This Narrator: Peter Berkrot
This Publisher: Tantor Audio

Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the 'Real' America by Dante Chinni

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

by Dante Chinni


Video About This Audio Book



Title Details

Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
8 Hrs. 38 Min.

Description

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 12 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.


People Who Liked Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the 'Real' America Also Liked These Titles:
  How the French Invented Love
by Marilyn Yalom

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: September 2010
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: O073090
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download