Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America

by Dante Chinni

Hardcover, 2010

Status

Available

Collection

Publication

Gotham (2010), Edition: First Edition, 1st Printing, 336 pages

Description

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 refreshing, sometimes startling, look at how America's diversities often defy conventional wisdom.

User reviews

LibraryThing member bookworx
Well framed discussion of regional diversity & complexity. Great example of the beauty of data fields. Confirms basic instincts of social fabric. Media leaning rubric. A little like a Fodors guide to the USA. Adding a chapter or anchoring with a world view would have made this work much more useful.

Language

Original language

English

Barcode

2962
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