Big Sort Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart

ISBN-10: 0618689354

ISBN-13: 9780618689354

Edition: 2008

Authors: Bill Bishop, Robert G. Cushing

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In the tradition of The Affluent Society and Bowling Alone, a book that will redefine the way Americans think about themselves for decades to come. 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.Weve 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 dont know and cant 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. In 2004, journalist Bill Bishop made national news in a series of articles when he coined the phrase "the big sort." Armed with original and startling demographic data, he showed how Americans have been sorting themselves over the past three decades into alarmingly homogeneous communities-not at the regional level, or the red-state/bluestate level, but at the micro level of city and neighborhood. In The Big Sort, Bishop takes his analysis to a new level in a brilliantly reported book that makes its case from the ground up, starting with stories about how we live today, and then drawing on history, economics, and our changing political landscape to create one of the most compelling big-picture accounts of America in recent memory.
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Power of Place
The Age of Political Segregation
The Politics of Migration
The Psychology of the Tribe
The Silent Revolution
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
The Way We Live Today
Religion: The Missionary and the Megachurch
Advertising: Grace Slick, Tricia Nixon, and You
Lifestyle: "Books, Beer, Bikes, and Birkenstocks"
The Politics of People Like Us
Choosing a Side
The Big Sort Campaign
To Marry Your Enemies
Selected Bibliography
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