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The big sort : why the clustering of like-minded America is tearing us apart

Bishop, Bill 1953- (Author). Cushing, Robert G. (Added Author).

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Howe Library 305.8 BIS 31254002660898 Lower level Available -

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  • ISBN: 0618689354
  • ISBN: 9780618689354
  • Physical Description: viii, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-349) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The age of political segregation -- The politics of migration -- The psychology of the tribe -- Culture shift : the 1965 unraveling -- The beginning of division : beauty and salvation in 1974 -- The economics of the big sort : culture and growth in the 1990s -- Religion : the missionary and the megachurch -- Advertising : Grace Slick, Tricia Nixon, and you -- Lifestyle : "books, beer, bikes, and Birkenstocks" -- Choosing a side -- The big sort campaign -- To marry your enemies.
Summary, etc.: America may be more diverse than ever coast to coast, but the places where we live are becoming increasingly crowded with people who live, think, and vote as we do. We've built a country where we can all choose the neighborhood--and church and news show--most compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs. And we are living with the consequences of this way-of-life segregation. Our country has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred, that people don't know and can't understand those who live just a few miles away. The reason for this situation, and the dire implications for our country, is the subject of this groundbreaking work.--From publisher description.
Subject: United States Social conditions 1980-
United States Politics and government 1989-
Social conflict United States
Polarization (Social sciences)
Regionalism Political aspects United States
Segregation Political aspects United States
Group identity Political aspects United States
Political culture United States
Minorities United States
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