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As times presses on many undiscovered areas of political science begin to emerge Advancements in the world create new political problems and relationships that have yet to been explored In her book Fenced Off Juliet Gainsborough begins to explore a new region of political science that many political scientists have long overlooked Gainsborough defines the effects of suburbanization on modern day political culture Gainsborough opens in Chapter One by telling two stories about two different families moved into suburban communities Each family is from different time periods but each one suffers with the same kind of problems Both the Cousins of 1949 Camptown and the Delaneys of 1990s Arroyo Blanco Estates resist but ultimately embrace the values of the other members of their community Gainsborough 2 Gainsborough goes on to argue suburban living has the power to affect attitudes and behavior Gainsborough 2 Gainsborough states that from the 1960s to the 1980s social scientists believed the tradition myths of suburbia It is argued that these myths keep political scientists from understanding the true combination of suburbia and politics Gainsborough states that the suburbs are the key to understanding modern politics but political scientists have overlooked the relationship between modern suburbs and political behavior Gainsborough 3 In her research Gainsborough points out that census data public opinion congressional behavior and party platforms all show the connection between suburban living and political behavior and how that connection has changed over time Gainsborough 4 At the end of Chapter One she states that the books goal is to look at how the connection between suburbia and political behavior has changed in terms of party affiliation and voters in different suburban areas and how congressional districts are increasingly becoming suburban and acquiring Republican representatives Ending Chapter One it is noted that First as older suburbs come to experience some of the problems usually associated with cities the possibility of city-suburb coalitions in support of federal programs increases Second to
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