Our Patchwork Nation

Our Patchwork Nation

Our Patchwork Nation is a brilliant new way to debate and examine the issues that matter most to our communities, and to our nation.

Author: Dante Chinni

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101544563

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A revolutionary new way to understand America's complex cultural and political landscape, with proof that local communities have a major impact on the nation's behavior-in the voting booth and beyond. 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. Looking at the data, they recognized that the country breaks into twelve distinct types of communities, and old categories like "soccer mom" and "working class" don't matter as much as we think. Instead, by examining Boom Towns, Evangelical Epicenters, Military Bastions, Service Worker Centers, Campus and Careers, Immigration Nation, Minority Central, Tractor Community, Mormon Outposts, Emptying Nests, Industrial Metropolises, and Monied Burbs, the authors demonstrate 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.
Categories: Social Science

Patchwork Nation

Patchwork Nation

What matters in politics is not just who the voters are, but where they are. Just ask Al Gore. Or read this book, a compelling demonstration that geography is often destiny.

Author: James Graydon Gimpel

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472022911

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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The unprecedented geographic and socioeconomic mobility of twentieth-century America was accompanied by a major reshuffling of political support in many parts of the country. Yet at the dawn of the new century these local and regional movements are still poorly understood. How can we account for persistent political regionalism and the sectional changes that have radically altered the nation's political landscape, from the Sun Belt to the Rust Belt? Patchwork Nation retrieves this lost knowledge, restoring geography to its central role in our nation's political behavior. "A primer on the importance of regional identity in the electoral system. ... [A]nyone interested in learning more about how America's diversity drives its political systems would do well to take a spin through Patchwork Nation." ---Meg Kinnard, NationalJournal.com "Location, location, location. What matters in politics is not just who the voters are, but where they are. Just ask Al Gore. Or read this book, a compelling demonstration that geography is often destiny." ---Bill Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN "This accessible and well-written book challenges us to reflect on the role that political context plays in shaping the vote. By tracing how regional politics evolves over time within and across states, Gimpel and Schuknecht have revived the important but often neglected field of political geography." ---Donald Green, Yale University "In the spirit of V. O. Key, Gimpel and Schuknecht make a fundamental contribution. They demonstrate that states and regions are not simply important as units of aggregation, but rather as complex political arenas with profound consequences for processes of democratic politics both within and beyond their boundaries." ---Robert Huckfeldt, University of California, Davis
Categories: Political Science

The Patchwork Nation

The Patchwork Nation

What are the effects of the technological, global and socio-economic changes we have experienced in the 20th century? How have our social institutions been affected? This book documents the often adverse impact of these changes.

Author: Don Edgar

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9780732266103

Category: Australia

Page: 221

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What are the effects of the technological, global and socio-economic changes we have experienced in the 20th century? How have our social institutions been affected? This book documents the often adverse impact of these changes. In addition, it argues that we now need to undertake a re-assessment of our core institutions.
Categories: Australia

Rule Makers Rule Breakers

Rule Makers  Rule Breakers

—Dante Chinni, coauthor of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About
the “Real”America “A particularly timely analysis for our current Age of Anxiety
and uncertainty, where people and nations no longer feel confident in what the
next ...

Author: Michele Gelfand

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781501152948

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 154

A celebrated social psychologist offers a radical new perspective on cultural differences that reveals why some countries, cultures, and individuals take rules more seriously and how following the rules influences the way we think and act. In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, Michele Gelfand, “an engaging writer with intellectual range” (The New York Times Book Review), takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key difference—how tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms. Just as DNA affects everything from eye color to height, our tight-loose social coding influences much of what we do. Why are clocks in Germany so accurate while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why do New Zealand’s women have the highest number of sexual partners? Why are red and blue states really so divided? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? Why is the driver of a Jaguar more likely to run a red light than the driver of a plumber’s van? Why does one spouse prize running a tight ship while the other refuses to sweat the small stuff? In search of a common answer, Gelfand spent two decades conducting research in more than fifty countries. Across all age groups, family variations, social classes, businesses, states, and nationalities, she has identified a primal pattern that can trigger cooperation or conflict. Her fascinating conclusion: behavior is highly influenced by the perception of threat. “A useful and engaging take on human behavior” (Kirkus Reviews) with an approach that is consistently riveting, Rule Makers, Ruler Breakers thrusts many of the puzzling attitudes and actions we observe into sudden and surprising clarity.
Categories: Social Science

India News

India News

What we have done in Karnataka patchwork nation of peoples and regions —
should proves our commitment to reforms , " he said , choose a coalition
government . However , the peace adding that in West Bengal and in other states
run and ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006067248

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Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights

Gay  Lesbian  Bisexual  and Transgender Civil Rights

We have the theory incorporated in Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth
about the “Real”America by Dante Chinni and James Gimpel. They break the
United States into 12 “Community Types”: Boom Towns, Immigration Nation,
Monied ...

Author: Wallace Swan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466567337

Category: Political Science

Page: 451

View: 553

This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage What Is Next for the LGBT Community? Now that marriage is increasingly being institutionalized in many states within the United States it is quite likely that marriage will be acceptable in all 50 states (dependent upon action of the U.S. Supreme Court). What lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender p
Categories: Political Science

American Review of Politics

American Review of Politics

Patchwork Nation : Sectionalism and Political Change in American Politics . Ann
Arbor : University of Michigan Press . Gimpel , James G. , and Dante Chinni .
2010. Our Patchwork Nation : The Surprising Truth about the “ Real ” America .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89113484661

Category: Southern States

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Categories: Southern States

Understanding Large Temporal Networks and Spatial Networks

Understanding Large Temporal Networks and Spatial Networks

We turn our attention to mapping spatial distributions for large diverse social
systems. We focus on the ... Chinni and Gimpel (2010) did this in Our Patchwork
Nation: The Surprising Truth about the 'Real' America. Together, these three
books ...

Author: Vladimir Batagelj

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470714522

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

View: 251

This book explores social mechanisms that drive network change and link them to computationally sound models of changing structure to detect patterns. This text identifies the social processes generating these networks and how networks have evolved. Reviews: "this book is easy to read and entertaining, and much can be learned from it. Even if you know just about everything about large-scale and temporal networks, the book is a worthwhile read; you will learn a lot about SNA literature, patents, the US Supreme Court, and European soccer." (Social Networks) "a clear and accessible textbook, balancing symbolic maths, code, and visual explanations. The authors’ enthusiasm for the subject matter makes it enjoyable to read" (JASSS)
Categories: Mathematics

The National Christian Council Review

The National Christian Council Review

Patriotism is like lave ; we magnified our virtues and we were blind to our
shortcomings . Our faith in ourselves was severely shaken during the very hour
free India was born . The partition riots nearly tore us to pieces . Patchwork
Nation But ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078380360

Category: Christianity

Page:

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Categories: Christianity

Controlling the Message

Controlling the Message

Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the “Real” America. New York:
Gotham. Converse, P. 2006. “The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics (1964
).” Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 18:1–74. Crawford, C.

Author: Victoria A. Farrar-Myers

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479886630

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 126

Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 From the presidential race to the battle for the office of New York City mayor, American political candidates’ approach to new media strategy is increasingly what makes or breaks their campaign. Targeted outreach on Facebook and Twitter, placement of a well-timed viral ad, and the ability to roll with the memes, flame wars, and downvotes that might spring from ordinary citizens’ engagement with the issues—these skills are heralded as crucial for anyone hoping to get their views heard in a chaotic election cycle. But just how effective are the kinds of media strategies that American politicians employ? And what effect, if any, do citizen-created political media have on the tide of public opinion? In Controlling the Message, Farrar-Myers and Vaughn curate a series of case studies that use real-time original research from the 2012 election season to explore how politicians and ordinary citizens use and consume new media during political campaigns. Broken down into sections that examine new media strategy from the highest echelons of campaign management all the way down to passive citizen engagement with campaign issues in places like online comment forums, the book ultimately reveals that political messaging in today’s diverse new media landscape is a fragile, unpredictable, and sometimes futile process. The result is a collection that both interprets important historical data from a watershed campaign season and also explains myriad approaches to political campaign media scholarship—an ideal volume for students, scholars, and political analysts alike.
Categories: Political Science

The Illustrated Weekly of India

The Illustrated Weekly of India

Patriotism is like love ; we magnified our virtues and we were blind to our
shortcomings . Our faith in ourselves was severely shaken during the very hour
free India was born . The partition riots nearly tore us to pieces . Patchwork
Nation But ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131075009

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

Time

Time

Ꮮ Ꭼ Ꭲ Ꭲ Ꭼ Ꭱ Ꮪ The Measure of a Nation Our statistical guide to America –
who we are , how we live , what we earn and what we believe - revealed the U.S.
as a patchwork nation of 300 million and counting . Readers expressed surprise
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000111535500

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The Way We Vote

The Way We Vote

Levinson , Our Undemocratic Constitution , 30 . 42 . James G . Gimpel and Jason
E . Schuknecht , Patchwork Nation ( 2003 ) , 1 . 43 . Madison was concerned
about designing institutions to channel and control the effects of self - interested ...

Author: Alec C. Ewald

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080858692

Category: History

Page: 231

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How the United States ended up with the system of elections administration that it has.
Categories: History

The Opportunist

The Opportunist

Like America , we are a hybrid society , a patchwork nation . ... It is the very
ordinariness and contingency of our national existence that makes anything
possible , the fact that we have no national destiny except to get along together
and pursue ...

Author: Guy Rundle

Publisher: Quarterly Essay

ISBN: UOM:39015056920856

Category: Political Science

Page: 106

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In the thirdQuarterly Essay, Guy Rundle comes to grips with John Howard, the prime minister who, on the eve of an election, seems to have turned round his political fortunes by spurning refugees and writing blank cheques for America's War on Terror. This is a brilliant account of John Howard's dominant ideas, his concerted 'dreaming' with its emphasis on unity and national identity that reveals him to be the most reactionary PM we have ever had, the only political leader who would allow ideas like those of One Nation to dominate the mainstream of Australian politics in order to improve his political chances. Rundle puts Howard in the context of the economic liberalism he shares with his colleagues and opponents and the conservative social ideology that sets him apart. It is a complex portrait in a radical mirror which relates John Howard to everything from Menzies's 'forgotten people' to the inadvertent glamour of the government's antidrug advertising. It is also a plea for right-thinking people of every political persuasion to resist the call to prejudice and reaction. 'A portrait of a political opportunist who is also ... a sincere reactionary- putting back the clock because he believes in it, but also fanning the whirlwind of unreason in order to save his political skin.' -Peter Craven, Introduction 'The coincident occurrence of the asylum seeker confrontation and the attack on the U.S. has made visible the most dangerous and damaging thing he has done to the Australian polity...and that is to deepen contempt for such protection as we did have from unbridled executive power, mass hysteria, the rush to surrender our freedoms and offer them up on the alter of crisis.' -Guy Rundle,The Opportunist
Categories: Political Science

The benefits of physical and health education for our nation s children

The benefits of physical and health education for our nation s children

And the legislation that we have offered would refocus and have a reemphasis of
physical education in our schools. And we all know that it is a patchwork out there
. Some states are doing better. Some school districts certainly are doing better ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor (2007)

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: PSU:000065501337

Category: Education

Page: 71

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Categories: Education

The Man from Oregon

The Man from Oregon

... of our polyglot populations with diversified philosophies of church and state , of
ideals of life , of language , of customs and traditions , and build out of them the
American nation , the American way of life . America was not to be a patchwork ...

Author: Charles Edmund Schaeffer

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433101442618

Category:

Page: 126

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Engage social Action

Engage social Action

... the former States — to sabotage the United open ocean look like a patchwork
Nations Conference on the Law of quilt . ... arenas as possible will Many nations
have marked their help to insure the survival of our claims on the seabed as well
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012801986

Category: Church and social problems

Page:

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Categories: Church and social problems

Teachers for Our Nation s Schools Cloth Edition

Teachers for Our Nation s Schools  Cloth Edition

Ultimately , conclusions and generalizations emerge as a result of the degree to
which all of the data examined converge to produce the repetitive patterns of a
patchwork quilt . The voluminous body of material we collected - hundreds of ...

Author: John I. Goodlad

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015020755768

Category: Education

Page: 427

View: 565

Presents the results of a five-year study of teacher training programs.
Categories: Education

The Story of May Day

The Story of May Day

... United States on May 1 , 1928 , issued a proclamation calling the attention of
the nation to the celebration of this day . ... as the traditions and color of the
different sections and different national elements that make up our patchwork
nation .

Author: Katherine Glover

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4193050

Category: Child care

Page: 106

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Categories: Child care