Summing it up for the Final Blog Post!!!!!

When we started reading Our Patchwork Nation, I was most concerned that Chinni and Gimpel neglected to account for some sort of fundamental ideology that ran consistently throughout the United States, or at least some mention of the idea that in differ…

Fixing the Economy

In ¨The Economy¨ section of Our Patchwork Nation, Chinni and Gimpel address the role that the economy has played in developing some of the divisions that exist within different American societies. In each distinct community type, there are different aspects of the economy that need to be ¨fixed.¨ For example, unemployment plagues Minority Central, Service […]

Fixing the Economy

In ¨The Economy¨ section of Our Patchwork Nation, Chinni and Gimpel address the role that the economy has played in developing some of the divisions that exist within different American societies. In each distinct community type, there are different aspects of the economy that need to be ¨fixed.¨ For example, unemployment plagues Minority Central, Service […]

What About Core Ideologies?

Our Patchwork Nation offers insight into the core political, racial, and economic distinctions that exist among counties in the United States. Gimpel and Chinni use these county distinctions to create twelve different community types that, in theory, c…

Going Beyond Regional Distinctions

In Our Patchwork Nation, Dante Chinni and James Gimpel collaborate in order to create an accurate “framework” in which to view the divides in American society. Their conclusion is that every county in America can be placed into one of “twelve different community types” (8). For each community type, they chose a “representative community” to […]