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Searching for Whitopia An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America

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ISBN-10: 1401322689

ISBN-13: 9781401322687

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rich Benjamin

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"It sounds like a recipe for a riot: an inquisitive black writer journeying into some of the most segregated neighborhoods in the country. But Benjamin...pulls off his quest with good cheer."--Time"[Benjamin] offers in the end a chilling vision of the future for progressive values."--Daily Kos"Exploring the identity, inhabitants, and social and political implications of...small towns...is the premise of Benjamin's provocative new book."--The Daily Beast "Benjamin examines the history, politics, economics, and culture of race and class as seen in the growth of these `whitopias,' racially and therefore socioeconomically exclusive communities from the exurb St. George, Utah to the inner-city…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 10/6/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Introduction
Utah's Dixie
The Latino Time Bomb
Golf As It Was Meant to Be
Almost Heaven
Privacy Is An Attribute of Good Living
The Geography Of Homogeneity; Or, What's Race Got To Do With It?
Land of The Free, Home of The Braves
Exurb Nation: from The Hard Right To The Marshmallow Center
Potomac 208! 4
Conclusion: Toward The Common Good
Appendix
Acknowledgments
Notes