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The big sort : why the clustering of like-minded America is tearing us apart

by Bishop, Bill, 1953-

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From the Publisher: The untold story of why America is so culturally and politically divided. 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. This social transformation didn't happed... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Power Of Place
  • 1: Age of political segregation
  • 2: Politics of migration
  • 3: Psychology of the tribe
  • Part 2: Silent Revolution
  • 4: Culture shift: the 1965 unraveling
  • 5: Beginning of division : beauty and salvation in 1974
  • 6: Economics of the big sort: culture and growth in the 1990s
  • Part 3: Way We Live Today
  • 7: Religion: the missionary and the megachurch
  • 8: Advertising: Grace Slick, Tricia Nixon, and you
  • 9: Lifestyle: "books, beer, bikes, and Birkenstocks"
  • Part 4: Politics Of People Like Us
  • 10: Choosing a side
  • 11: Big sort campaign
  • 12: To marry your enemies
  • Afterword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index.