The big sort : why the clustering of like-minded America is tearing us apart / Bill Bishop ; with Robert G. Cushing.
By: Bishop, Bill.
Contributor(s): Cushing, Robert G.Material type: TextPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008Description: viii, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780618689354; 0618689354.Subject(s): Minorities -- United States | Political culture -- United States | Group identity -- Political aspects -- United States | Segregation -- Political aspects -- United States | Regionalism -- Political aspects -- United States | Polarization (Social sciences) -- United States | Social conflict -- United States | United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- | United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -349) and index.
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.
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.