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Author Bishop, Bill, 1953-

Title The big sort : why the clustering of like-minded America is tearing us apart / Bill Bishop ; with Robert G. Cushing.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  005.8 BIS 2008    DUE 10-01-21
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Description viii, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-349) and index.
Contents 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 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 Minorities.
Political culture.
Group identity -- Political aspects.
Segregation -- Political aspects.
Regionalism -- Political aspects.
Polarization (Social sciences)
Social conflict.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Added Author Cushing, Robert G.
ISBN 9780618689354
0618689354
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